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General Submissions

Issue Five: Birdsong

The Oxford English Dictionary defines birdsong as the "vocalization by one or more birds; esp. such vocalization likened to a musical performance." Send us your birdsong-inspired poetry, the symbolic, the prophetic, the transcendental. Channel Walt Whitman. Interpret the theme in a unique or unexpected way.

 

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 Work should be your own + unpublished.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 July 15 thru August 15

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  • At least eighty (80) percent of poems should be new + unpublished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

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Print Anthology Theme: The Half-Life of Echoes: Poems about the Power and Fragility of Memories

And it all stared back. We’ve met before, my memory

started to say, somewhere. . . .

 

And then I stopped: my father’s eyes were gray

Excerpt from William Stafford's poem "Fall Journey," originally published in Prairie Schooner, Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 1957

 

Poet + writer Kip Knott wants your memories. More precisely, he wants your philosophical musings on memory for tiny wren lit's next print anthology, The Half-Life of Echoes: Poems about the Power and Fragility of Memories.

 

Memories can stop us dead in our tracks with their epiphanies. Memories can also be as fragile + fleeting as words that hang for a moment before our face in the cold of a winter’s breath. William Stafford’s poem “Fall Journey” captures the electric jolt that can come with a sudden memory. Take a look at Kip's own memory poem "Early Onset Ghost Town" published in ONE ART.

Focus more on the nature of memory over detailing specific memories—memory formation, loss of memory, sensory memories, short- or long-term memories, memory recall, etc. Include imagery + words that captivate or surprise, delight or evoke certain emotions.

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: August 15 thru September 15

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