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Submission Guidelines

Print Anthology Theme: All poems are ghosts

Submit to tiny wren lit's first print anthology edited by poets Louisa Schnaithmann + Dana Knott. The theme comes from a poem Louisa wrote: "All poems/are ghosts." Give us your metaphorical ghosts, your haunting words, your memories, what-ifs, or regrets. We're looking for tiny poems that interpret the theme in unique or surprising ways.

 

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 Work should be your own and unpublished. Before you submit, please read our FAQ page. 


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

 

Submissions: Closed

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tiny wren publishing's mini-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 ten (10) 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  • At least eighty (80) percent of poems should be new + unpublished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 fifteen (15) complimentary copies from a print run of forty-five (45)

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

Submissions: Currently closed

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General Submissions

Issue Four: Unthemed

Freedom, terrible freedom! Poet's choice for tiny wren lit's unthemed issue. We gravitate toward tiny poems with deep imagery and 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 Work should be your own and unpublished. Before you submit, please read our FAQ page. 

Submissions: Currently closed. Open on March 1.

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