Our issues are themed, so check here for the upcoming theme.

Theme for Summer 2017 issue:
“Hello & Good-bye”

Yes, Spillway wants poems for: “Hello & Good-bye.” What do we want? We want poems about beginnings and endings: birth and death, relationships, school, jobs, sports, art, music, hobbies. Any poem that makes our hearts thump can be rationalized into any issue. We love to be surprised.

To submit:
Submissions for this issue are open in February and March only.

Please send your work to: Spillway2@spillway.org

In the subject line, list your last name, your first name, and whether the submission is poetry or an interview, a review, or an article.

In the body of the email, please provide a short cover letter including your contact information and a brief bio. Your submission should be in a single document. Don’t send separate emails for each poem. Please only make one submission per reading period.

Attach 3-5 poems as a SINGLE DOCUMENT in Word or Adobe pdf format (.doc or .pdf). Title the attachment with YOUR LAST NAME FIRST.

Submissions are online only.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Spillway acquires only the first serial publication rights of accepted work.

Copyright is asserted on behalf of the author; all reprint rights revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that you mention Spillway as first publication appearance.

To submit interviews, articles, and reviews:
send work to:
Lynne Thompson, Essay & Book Review Editor: Spillway3@spillway.org.

Editor: Susan Terris
Publisher: Mifanwy Kaiser

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