Ensure that these guidelines are followed. If not, your work will not be considered, nor will there be an acknowledgement of receipt.
Please send submissions to email@example.com (include the hyphens). Feel free to send up to three poems at a time in a single file. Please ensure that the file is saved in a DOC., DOCX., or RTF or any other Microsoft Word related format. Don’t send a PDF. Don’t copy and paste your work in the body of the email. Include your name as well as a short 3rd person bio (50-100 words). Simultaneous submissions are welcome.
GLT is looking for formal poetry, be it a tried and true form or an invented/nonce form. Blank and free verse will also be considered, assuming there are other aspects of standard versification.
This means that GLT will read things like the sonnet, metrical poetry, lyric poetry, narrative poetry, haiku, villanelle, etc. And just to reiterate: if your poem doesn’t fall into such stringent guidelines, BUT has a strong sense of versification, it will be considered.
Grand Little Things does not publish previously published work. This includes work that has appeared on other blogs or social media sites.
Poems shall be published based on a rolling basis. I will try to have a response sent back in 1-2 weeks. When things get busy, however, it could be around 2-4 weeks. If I can respond sooner, I shall.
Allow up to a month before querying however. As of now, this is a one person show.
First time publication rights will belong to Grand Little Things, but all rights will revert to the author after it is published.
Submissions are free. This is a labor of love (which means that there will not be any monetary payment if you’re published).
I’m interested in creating a space for new and emerging writers. However, if you are popular and you want to help spread said popularity, that’s cool.
Note: If your work is accepted, please wait at least one month before submitting again.
Disclaimer: Grand Little Things assumes that all submitted work belongs to the person submitting it. However, GLT treats plagiarism very seriously and will take any and all appropriate acts to remedy any problems that might arise. Also: Just because Grand Little Things does not have a fixed theme or limits on what subject matter can be submitted doesn’t mean that racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. will be tolerated.
On Translations: Translations of new and up and coming poets will be considered. This means that the original writer wrote in a language other than English and the translator re-writes the piece(s) in English. However, the original writer’s permission would have to be granted to the translator and proof of that permission will have to be sent to GLT along with a submission.