Submission Guidelines

The Poetry Super Highway welcomes all submissions of poetry for Poet of the Week consideration.

Please use the form below to submit your work. (Please note, as of January 2019, we are no longer accepting submissions via email.)

Your poems:

  • Besides the info requested in the form below, your poems should be in a single document (.doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt file format only. Sorry, no PDFs.)
  • Include a single long poem or a few shorter poems. (Yes, that’s purposefully vague.)
  • Poetry in your document should be single spaced. (except for intentional stanza breaks)
  • No cover letter in document is necessary.
  • Please do not include any images in the document, just the poems.

Other Info:

  • Any poet is eligible to be featured once during any calendar year.
  • All poems are copyright and owned by the author.
  • Previous publications / simultaneous submissions are fine, but please not if published elsewhere on the internet (except for your personal website.)
  • All submissions are saved for six months, and reviewed anew each week for POTW consideration.
  • We don’t send rejection letters. If you haven’t heard from us within 6 months from your submission date, it means we weren’t able to use anything from that submission. With this long period of time in mind, we’re okay with simultaneous submissions (as long as you notify us if a piece is published elsewhere) and we welcome additional submissions (as long as you haven’t already been a Poet of the Week on Poetry Super Highway during the same calendar year.)
  • There are no content, style, form, or length restrictions.
  • Once selected for publication, your work will appear online as Poet of the Week for one week and then be moved into the Past Poet’s Archive permanently. We consider the archive a historical record of our publication and outside of updating typos or contact information we will not alter past issues in any manner including removing published poems. (For example, you decide down the road you don’t like a piece you had previously published for any reason or you have revised a piece etc.) With this in mind, please submit carefully.

Please don’t use the form below for Holocaust Remembrance Day Submissions. They will not be seen in time. Submit to that special project using the form here.

Poet of the Week Submission Form
  • Please use proper upper and lower case when filling in this form.
  • If selected as Poet of the Week, this bio, along with the city you live in, will be published with your work.
  • Please attach your poems in a single document here. (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt only, no PDFs).

    Please do not include any images at all in the document.

    No cover letter is necessary, just the poems.

    Please do not double space poetry.

    Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt, Max. file size: 1 MB.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.