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Here are the poetry submission guidelines:

  •  1-6 poems (send in a single file, .doc/.docx preferred). 
  • We'll use the category of "poetry" to include prose poems, micros, experimental writing, and other hybrid forms.
  • We generally view each piece individually, so feel free to submit pieces that vary in style or subject matter. If you prefer to have your submission viewed as a collection, please note that in the cover letter.


Include your artist statement/cover letter, a short 3rd person bio, as well as any relevant links to your website/social media. 

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw pieces from consideration if they are accepted elsewhere. If your work is accepted, you agree to give The Closed Eye Open online publishing and archival rights; following publication, all rights revert back to the author/artist. We ask that you credit The Closed Eye Open if the work is published elsewhere in the future. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.