Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Bone Bouquet seeks to publish the best new writing by female and non-binary poets, from artists both established and emerging. We are especially interested in work that breaks with tradition, creating new forms by dwelling in thought rather than seeking epiphany.

We accept submission of poetry, poetry reviews, and poetics statements–see each category for details. We only accept submissions via Submittable; emailed submissions will be deleted unread.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as we are notified when work is accepted elsewhere.

Submittable has recently removed the option to add a note to a submission, but please don’t withdraw your submission unless all the poems are accepted elsewhere. We are working on a solution that doesn’t generate loads of emails, as the new send a message button does. It is difficult to track emails about this matter; please do not email about withdrawals.

Bone Bouquet only accepts previously unpublished work; we request first electronic rights, and would like to archive your work on the site. Please note that your work first appeared in Bone Bouquet if it is reprinted elsewhere on the web or in print.

Poetry submissions are currently closed. We have both free and “$3 donation” submission categories, which will be open for the same duration and treated exactly the same.

Submissions of poetry book reviews are always open!


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