Call for Submissions: Poetry
The Freeman is now accepting poetry submissions to be considered for publication in the print magazine and online.
Although each issue has a theme of its own, we always consider poems on the overarching themes of liberty, independence, and creativity. Please also consult the schedule below for the upcoming issue theme(s). We will give preference to poetry that relates to the themes, but literary quality is our primary criterion.
We are currently accepting submissions for:
North Korea issue. Please send poems on the theme by March 15, 2014.
- Payment is $50 per poem, as well as a copy of the issue of publication.
- Submissions must be unpublished poems or translations only.
- Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if noted as such.
- Translations into English are accepted, but either the translator must have documented permission to publish the translations at the time of submission or the poems must be in the common domain per U.S. and international copyright law.
- Include copies of the poems in the original language with any translation submissions.
- Send up to 6 unpublished poems, up to 60 lines each (exceptions to the length restriction may be made in rare cases), in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to Luke Hankins, Poetry Editor, at email@example.com.
- You can expect a response within 6 weeks of receipt. If you have not received a response after 6 weeks, you may query by email to the poetry editor.
The Freeman acquires first North American serial rights for each poem or translation published. Rights revert to the author or translator upon publication, though The Freeman must be credited with first publication in any subsequent publication. (e.g., “'Name of Poem' originally appeared in The Freeman.”)