Our Fall 2017 issue will be dedicated to poets of the Rust Belt. The poems may be written on any subject, in any style or length, but must be written by those who have lived for a significant portion of their lives (think: half) in the Rust Belt region
, which includes Western New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Lower Michigan, and parts of Illinois and West Virginia. Please explain how this applies to you and how the region affects your poetry, if at all, in your contributor note. We no longer publish prose essays, but instead use these contributor notes as micro-essays at the back of each issue. The poems themselves don't have to be about the Rust Belt—we want to celebrate and explore the range of work that poets of this region are producing.
Feel free to submit up to four previously unpublished poems (or four pages of very short poems), but these must be sent as a single submission in ONE document.
Do not include your name or contact info within the file. Do not submit more work to this category until we've replied.
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for more information about rights and rules.