Pirene's Fountain 40

A project of Glass Lyre Press (see other related projects)

Recent cover image or website screenshot for Pirene's Fountain© Pirene's Fountain

Go to publication's website

New Cover Art

Request (Editors only):


In the lore of Greek myths, naiad Pirene was grief-stricken by the death of her son, Cenchrias. She dissolved into a fountain of tears outside the gates of Corinth. It was said the essence of a naiad was tied to her spring; she could no longer exist if the spring dried up, as is often the case with inspiration and poetry. Pirene’s fountain was one of three springs associated with Pegasus, and was sacred to the muses, who drank of the waters for fresh inspiration. At Pirene’s Fountain, it is our hope that we can share of each other’s knowledge, and in the spirit of Ancora Imparo – “ I am still learning,” open our hearts and minds to inspiration.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2008


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Poetry Open

All genres of poetry are accepted with no restrictions on length, style or form; however, free verse and shorter, more varied pieces are preferred. Creativity, imagination, and original use of language is encouraged, with a preference for lyrical and richly-imaged verse, and/or poems with an emotional focal point and narrative strength.

Open to poetry submissions through 30 June 2020 (24 days from now). 4
General General
Poetry Forms:
Free verse, Lyric poetry, Narrative poetry, Short poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Other (May vary).
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Pirene's Fountain Submission Statistics

More Information is Available to Members: Only the basic information for this listing is currently visible. If you want to learn more about this listing, including submission statistics (average response time, rejection percentage, acceptance percentage, etc.), you need to subscribe. See a sample of what you're missing.


Last Updated: 15 May 2020
Last Checked: 20 May 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 24 Feb 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Apr 2009

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.