Submit 1 to 5 previously unpublished poems. In your submission, please type no more than 1 poem per page with a 10 page maximum. The text should 12-point font, and files should be saved in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. Any spoken word should be in MP3, M4A, or MP4 and should be less than 5 minutes long.
While we accept and will read all styles of poetry, we generally publish contemporary poetry that is lyric-based with narrative tendency. We tend to avoid rhymed, romanticized poetry, but we don't automatically discount any poem.
In your cover letter, please include a short biography of 50 to 100 words written in third-person, which tells us about you and any previous publications of your work. Should you be selected, we will include with the published piece.
We will respond to your submission within 4 months.
By submitting to Shards, you acknowledge that your submission may be simultaneously considered for publication by the print magazine, Glass Mountain.