frak\ture is currently open for submissions.

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

Send regular submissions to slushpuppy [at]; alternatively, for inclusion in our letters series: see the requirements for submitting a poem you’ve recently sent to a government official.


  • Proper submissions should never submit and must always mix mazel tov with molotov.
  • 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.

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