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P – Free the Verse Poetry Magazine Seeking Submissions. Theme: “Do You Smell Burning?”

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Poetry Submissions

Do You Smell Burning?
Issue 07 | Free the Verse

We are now accepting submissions for our autumn issue. While the theme and title of this issue is ‘Do You Smell Burning?’ we encourage you to interpret it creatively.

Our favourite poems are the unexpected kind. We love free verse poems that take familiar situations and turn them on their head, using unusual metaphors and drawing parallels no one else would see. Poems with a sense of place and story are always welcome, as are experimental pieces. You can read our latest issue, I Don’t Want To Talk About It, to get a sense of the poetry we publish.

The deadline for this issue is August 29th, 2023. Please read our general submission guidelines below before sending us your work:

  1. Please submit up to 3 poems per issue, in one submission.

  2. ‘Pulling Teeth’ is the title of the issue, and therefore should not be the title of your poem.

  3. Your work must be original and unpublished, either in print on online. We will accept work that has appeared on your personal website or equivalent.

  4. Please include a brief third-person bio with your submission, up to a maximum of 50 words. You are welcome to include details of previous publications, but this will have no impact on whether your poems will be selected for our magazine.

  5. At this time, we only accept poems written in English. You are welcome to include words and phrases from other languages.

  6. It is free to submit your work. At present we do not offer compensation to our authors. If your work is accepted for publication, it will be published in our digital magazine.

  7. We accept simultaneous submissions. If one of your poems is accepted for publication elsewhere, please let us know immediately via our contact page.

  8. You must be over 18 years old to submit.


August 29
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Free the Verse Poetry Magazine


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