frak\ture is again OPEN for submissions!
Send submissions to slushpuppy [at]

We accept you as you are,
but not your work:  

  • Poetry only
  • No previously published work, simultaneous submissions ok
  • PDF files only, up to 3 poems in one PDF
  • Only one submission per reading period
  • Include short, third-person biographical information in the email, not the attached PDF


  • Poems from 3 to 100 lines have the best chance of acceptance
  • Chapbook-length manuscripts will be promptly shot on sight (STAY OFF MY LAWN!)
  • We call dibs on first publication. Until then, author’s rights ride shotgun.
  • Proper submissions should never submit and must always mix mazel tov with molotov.

For examples of poems we’d love to publish, check what we’re about and see the following links: