POETRY GUIDELINES (Note Items #2 & 3)

 Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is Closed for submissions.   
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What We Publish:   We publish quality poetry of any genre and length congruent with our themes, including traditional poems, form poems, prose poems, and narrative poems.  We also consider extraordinarily good poems that are incompatible with our themes (general submissions).

What We Pay:  We pay a semi-professional rate of seven dollars per poem.



    Season               Theme                         Submission Period

    Spring            Holding your breath                        February 1-15

    Summer         Respond to Keats's                          May 1-15           

                          "Ode on a Grecian Urn" 

    Fall                 Something you can hold                 August 1-15

                           in your hand

    Winter            A dramatic monologue                   November 1-15


Failure to follow these simple guidelines will result in your submission being discarded or returned to you unread!

 1. Please resist the urge to include anything with your submission that we do not specifically requestespecially your bio (we like to read as blindly as possible), credits (we treat the novice and the experienced equally), or explanatory notes (if you believe your poem requires an explanation, please revise it until it doesn't).
2. Submit up to THREE poems to:   


There is no fee to submit. 
3. Your Subject Line should be formatted as follows:  [Poetry Submission][Title][Specific Form of poem, such as Free Verse or Shakespearean Sonnet][Poet's Last Name].  

4. If you are submitting more than one poem, each should appear in a separate email, and each email should include a separate cover letter.  If your poem has multiple numbered sections, each section will "count" as ONE poem.  If your poem contains more than three sections, query first. 
5. Your poem(s) must appear in the body of your email(s).  WE DO NOT ACCEPT ATTACHMENTS FOR POETRY.  If your poem needs to be presented in an attachment due to special formatting, query first. 

6. Include a cover letter in the body of your email(s) with answers to the following questions
(and remember NOT to include a biography at this process stage):

- Is yours a simultaneous submission or not?  We DO accept them.

How did you discover Songs of Eretz?

- How would you like us to indicate your name if we publish your work (ie: your byline, for example, "By Sammie Smith")?  NOTE:  We do NOT accept work composed by a collaboration of poets or artists. 

- What is your contact information?  Include at least your city & state.  Include your country if you reside outside of the United States.  It is strongly recommended that you include your phone number as well, in case we need last-minute input from you (this has happened).

Would you like to be added to our Email List?

Again - Do NOT include a biography at this process stage.

7. Reprint Policy:  We DO NOT accept previously published work.

8. Simultaneous Submissions Policy:  We accept sim subs. 

9. Multiple Submissions Policy:  Please wait until after your poem(s) is/are published in or rejected by Songs of Eretz before sending more. 

10. Response Time:  Please query if you have not received at least a preliminary response in twenty-one calendar days.  We no longer offer editorial feedback.

11. Rights To Your Poetry:  If your work is accepted and you agree to join the ranks of the other fine poets who have been published in Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, your work will appear in the quarterly issue for which it was submitted. In exchange, you will grant Songs of Eretz the first worldwide publication rights, first worldwide electronic rights, non-exclusive archival rights in perpetuity, non-exclusive anthology rights in perpetuity, and non-exclusive reprint rights in perpetuity.

All other rights will revert to you upon publication, but we would appreciate the courtesy of allowing Songs of Eretz an exclusive for a few months if that is not too much trouble.

12Acknowledgement:  We expect to be acknowledged as the venue of the first publication should you reprint your work.

13. Published Format:  Songs of Eretz reserves the right to make the editorial decision to publish any poem aligned left, right, or centered. If your poem is concrete or requires a special format, please query first.

Queries:  Use Editor@SongsOfEretz.com for queries.

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