Heron Tree's current reading period closes December 1. Any submissions received outside this period will not be read.
More information, including archives of previously published poems, can be found on our website.
Submit 2 – 5 poems with a cover letter via email to:
submit.herontreeATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Include your cover letter in the body of the email and attach poems in a single doc, docx, or rtf file. All submissions will be read blind; please do not include your name on the poems themselves, but provide a list of titles in your cover letter. Please do not use headers or footers in your file.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome with timely notification of acceptance elsewhere. Work previously published online, electronically, or in print should not be submitted. Heron Tree does not publish translations, fiction, essays, or artwork at this time.
Accepted work will be published on the Heron Tree website and will be included in a yearly bound edition available as a print-on-demand volume. We are not currently able to provide contributing authors with a gratis copy of the volume, but we plan to make it available to them at minimal cost. Purchase of the print volume is not required for publication.