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We are excited to announce the introduction of an entirely new category: Visual Art!
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POETRY: For Poets' Basement, we seek work from the leading edge of the poetic dialogue. Have something to say, and say it with precision, music and electricity. In the words of Miscellaneous Jones, “If you’re going to kill a tree just to write something on it, you’d better have something damn good to say.” … Show us creation, not imitation. Passion, not romance. Blood, not tears. Give us thorns without the crown. … Make us think. … Make us stop thinking. … Amaze us.

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G General 


Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:Politics/Political Science, Society/Culture (General, Current events, Social issues).

Types & Lengths

Article Article500 - 2,000 words
Poem Poemno line limits known; unknown number of pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency
P Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N NonfictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
N Nonfiction OK No No UnknownText format submissions
P Poetry OK No OK OKText format submissions

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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.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
10 May 2010
Last Updated:
05 Jan 2017