South Florida Poetry Journal SoFloPoJo Guidelines Poetry, Visual Arts, Video, Interview With A Poet, Reviews, Storytelling, Reading Series
POETRY: Send 3-5 unpublished poems to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state that the poems are unpublished. Please tell us where you live. Include a brief cover letter and a brief third-person bio. BIOS: Italicize names of magazines and journals in which you've been published. We reserve the right to edit bios. Use an attachment if submitting prose-poems or anything with special formatting. Please tell us where you heard about SoFloPoJo. Please put poetry submission in the subject line. Sorry, we cannot pay for your work.
Please do NOT bold, italicize, use all caps, or center titles or poems. Please use a standard font such as Times New Roman or similar.
Once accepted, We encourage you to send an audio file of your poem(s) to Co-Publisher and Managing Editor Michael O'Mara at email@example.com. The audio file should include the title, the poem itself, and your name if you wish, but nothing else. Please do not include bios in the audio file. All audio files will be converted to MP3 format for publication. We can easily convert MP4, m4a, wav, and wma formats to MP3.
RE-PRINTS: SoFloPoJo will consider re-prints but query before sending. Re-prints are defined as poetry that has appeared in book form only and has not been published in print or online in literary journals or anthologies of any kind. Decisions to re-print are made on a case by case basis.
Other than corrections in spelling or punctuation, we cannot make changes after acceptance, or accept updated versions.
You will be notified within three months.
By submitting to SoFloPoJo you agree that your submission is your original unpublished work. Posting on social media is considered publication. SoFloPoJo may add your email address to its contact list. If you do not wish to be on our email list, please inform us.
Simultaneous submissions okay, but please notify if accepted elsewhere.
Send your best work.
SoFloPoJo retains First North American Serial Rights, and the right to archive or reprint your work. Following publication, all rights revert back to the author. Please credit South Florida Poetry Journal or SoFloPoJo as the place where your work first appeared. AUDIO & VIDEO: Performance/Slam, Spoken Word, or other vibrant poetry readings recorded on video may be sent to Co-publisher and Managing Editor Michael Mackin O'Mara at MMOMara@SoFloPoJo.com. We accept M4V, MPG, MOV, WMV and most other standard video formats. We're looking for great and engaging poetry, well presented with attention to production values.
REVIEWS: SoFloPoJo publishes in-house reviews but will consider others, please query first.
VISUAL ARTS: Send to lenny.dellarocca@SoFloPoJo.com. All images must be in jpg format. Please include a bio, medium, titles of images and artist's statement.
INTERVIEW WITH A POET: We interview three poets each month, they are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Each poet per edition is asked the same five questions. The questions change each month. IWAP is meant to fun and playful, but you may answer seriously if you choose. We require a photo for Interview With A Poet (headshot photo in jpg format) and a full, complete bio. Query first to lenny.dellarocca@SoFloPoJo.com.
STORY TELLERS: SoFloPoJo seeks audio stories. Please state your name and the title of the story without an introduction in your recording. Send stories, photo of yourself and brief description of the story via email as an attachment or if too large, Drop Box or other file-sharing app to lenny.dellarocca@SoFloPoJo.com.
READING SERIES: SoFloPoJo partners with Florida Center for the Book to host book signings and poetry readings on selected Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 pm at Broward Main Library in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Contact Reading Series Director David Colodney at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. SoFloPoJo supports Performing Poets of the Palm Beaches in its monthly reading series. Contact Susannah Simpson at email@example.com