Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ballard Street Open Submissions

I copied and pasted all the details below, but check out their site before submitting your work!
To submit: send 3-6 original, unpublished poems at a time. Send us your best work. No greeting card verse. Be professional: include your name, address, phone number and email address in your cover letter. No simultaneous submissions please. Include a brief bio with your submission. There is no line limit, but shorter poems are preferred. Anything received outside of the reading periods will be returned unopen. Please do not send your work express mail or priority mail in order to meet the deadline- the post office automatically returns your submissions if it is not picked up on time. We check our mailbox every two weeks.
SASE must be enclosed for all postal submissions if you would like your work returned to you.
E-mail Submissions: after much indecision, we will continue accepting e-mail submissions for as long as we can handle the flow of incoming e-subs. E-mail submissions should also include a cover letter and brief bio. Send your poems in the body of the email; no attachments please. Bold face all titles. Include a back slash or forward slash to indicate line breaks.
Response time: approximately three months. The editorial staff meets after the deadline. We read our submissions blind and the editor mails/e-mails responses within 2 weeks after the deadline.

Editorial Address:
Ballard Street Poetry Journal
P.O. Box 3560
Worcester, MA 01613

Email Submissions:

Good luck on all of your submissions, please stop by tomorrow for more Poetry Tips…

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