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General Submissions

Issue Seven: Memento Mori

Memento mori, Latin for "Remember you must die." Give us your skulls, hour glasses, wilted flowers, and candles, those symbolic and sometimes grim reminders of our mortality. Think Les Catacombes de Paris, van Gogh's "Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette," or Día de los Muertos. Imagery does not need to be all skull and bones. What are those surprising mementos or individual remembrances? Poems need not be limited to the mournful or gloomy. 


We gravitate toward tiny poems with deep imagery + original, striking figurative language. Read previous issues or buy a tiny chapbook to get a sense of what we like. 

Submit up to six (6) tiny poems in a single Word document (.doc or .docx or .pdf). Each poem should be on its own separate page, single-spaced, + in 12-point font, nothing fancy. Work should be your own + unpublished. Before you submit, please read our FAQ page. 

Submissions: Open June 1 through June 30

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tiny wren publishing's tiny chapbooks

tiny wren lit wants your tiny manuscripts of tiny poems to publish in zine format.

 

How tiny? 

  • No more than fifteen (15) lines in length (including stanza breaks)

  • Five (5) to ten (10) lines are our sweet spot

  • Each line should have no more than twenty-five (25) characters, including spaces
     

Submission deets

  • Submit a manuscript of six (6) to fifteen (15) tiny poems in one file (.docx or .pdf)

  • Have one (1) tiny poem per page

  • One submission/manuscript per reading period

  • Manuscript should be cohesive (theme, tone, + style)

  • At least eighty (80) percent of poems should be new + unpublished

  • tiny wren lit does not charge submission fees

 

Accepted manuscripts

  • Authors of chosen manuscripts will receive twenty-five (25) complimentary copies from a print run of seventy-five (75)

  • tiny wren lit will collaborate with authors on zine format + design

Submissions: Closed

Submit a tiny zine
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Print Anthology Theme: TBD

Stay tuned for tiny wren's next print anthology. 

Submit up to six (6) tiny poems in a single Word document (.doc or .docx or .pdf). Each poem should be on its own separate page, single-spaced, + in 12-point font, nothing fancy. Work should be your own + unpublished. Before you submit, please read our FAQ page. 


Each featured poet will receive a free contributor's copy + 50% off for additional copies.

 

Submissions: Will open again in 2024

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