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*UPDATE 8/18/23* — Please wait at least two months between submissions.
Submissions can be sent in the body of an email [or] as an email attachment. (preferred methods)
Email attachment submissions can be sent as: .docx [or] .doc [or] .rtf
Submissions may be sent as a Google doc (if necessary)
Please do not send PDFs
Please contact about snail mail submissions.
Send 1-5 poems (5 pages max) + bio (any length)
Preference for concise free verse (but will consider formal poems that read in the manner of free verse)
Please refrain from simultaneous submissions as our typical response time is one to five days. (Please note that this is a preference. You will not be punished for sim subs.) Same day responses are common. Usually, we respond in three days. We do our best to respond within one week. If you have not heard anything after one week please reach out.
No previously curated work. What does that mean?
ONE ART will consider work that has previously appeared or is self-published on social media, a personal blog, forum, or message board, and poems that were recorded during a poetry reading or event. We do not accept submissions of work that has been previously curated (aka. published) in books, magazines, or similar sources that are publicly available.
ONE ART wishes to be the first publisher to highlight your poems, though we never want to discourage anyone from sharing their poems as they please. If a poem that has appeared on your blog is accepted for curation (aka. publication) in ONE ART, we ask that you revise your original blog post to note the publication.
It is ok if your work has been shared in an audio format previously, even if the event was recorded. We consider work curated (aka. published) in literary journal as audio (either alone or with text) as previously curated (aka. published).
Please query if you feel that your poem falls in a gray area of between sharing and publication.
ONE ART is intended to be a safe space for all. ONE ART values inclusivity and encourages submissions by poets who identify as being part of any marginalized group, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, poets who identify (privately and/or publicly) as part of the LGBTQAI+ community, neurodiverse poets, and poets with physical or mental health challenges.
We are always delighted to consider work by poets who are disadvantaged due to the many forms of social disenfranchisement as well as otherwise vulnerable populations in society both in the United States and Internationally.
ONE ART does not accept AI-created poetry. We will consider work that has been written with AI-assistance. What does this mean? Essentially, it means that we permit the use of AI in the process of brainstorming and development of poetry. We understand the desire to make use of AI in the creative process. That being said, we are disinterested in curating work that has not been created by humans. Sadly, yes, that means your dog and/or cat are not permitted to submit work either. If you are submitting AI-assisted work, then please indicate so in your Cover Letter.
Submissions to ONE ART should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage keeping your Cover Letter as simple as possible. Please mention if you are a previous contributor. Please include a 3rd person bio.
Example Cover Letter:
Dear Editors, [or] (Dear Mark & Louisa)
This is my first time submitting to ONE ART. (if applicable)
I’m sending along X poems for your consideration.
Thank you for taking the time to read my work.
X is a poet from X. X’s poems have appeared in X, X, X, X, and X. X is the author of X (X Press).
Rights revert to author upon curation (aka. publication). ONE ART reserves the right to reprint your work in other formats. ONE ART reserves Archival Rights for all curated (aka. published) materials.
Please wait at least two months between submissions.
Submissions are free.
If you’d like to support ONE ART, please consider making a donation. This will not affect
your likelihood of acceptance or rejection.
If you use Duotrope, we encourage you to report your submissions.
We are proudly listed on Chill Subs.
We are a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).
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