32 Poems welcomes unsolicited poetry year round and accepts simultaneous submissions. We respond quickly though (often within a few weeks) and request that submitters keep that time frame in mind as they submit elsewhere. Poets who have not received a response within 90 days are encouraged to query regarding their manuscript’s status.
As a rule we publish shorter poems that fit on a single page (about 32 lines), though we sometimes make exceptions to accommodate remarkable work that runs a little longer. Please send no more than five poems in a submission (a single document, if submitting online) and no more than one active submission at a time. We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online.
We believe poets should be paid for their work. Contributors receive $25 per poem and two copies of the issue in which their writing appears.
For online submissions we charge a $3 reading fee, but that fee is waived for current subscribers.
Alternatively, we continue to accept fee-free postal submissions sent to
George David Clark, Editor
Washington & Jefferson College
Department of English
60 S. Lincoln Street
Washington, PA 15301
To submit poetry online, simply click here.
32 Poems seeks reviews of recent poetry collections for online Prose Features. For us, poetry is a collaboration between poets and readers, and reviews allow that dialogue to become public. We believe that reviews shouldn’t simply be about good writing; they should be good writing. With that in mind, we aim to introduce our readers to the diverse talents of reviewees and reviewers as well as offer a space for important discussions about craft. While we prefer reviews that eschew ascerbic zingers and aesthetically dogmatic whistle-blowing, we enjoy thoughtful criticism that accounts for a collection’s weaknesses and the various challenges facing contemporary poets.
Potential reviewers should consider the following guidelines and suggestions:
- We prefer longer reviews of 1,000+ words as we believe that this length allows for sustained examination, whereas shorter forms often contain only evaluation.
- Consider how this collection relates to others stylistically and thematically.
- Consider how the collection operates as a book as well as in individual poems.