South Florida Poetry Journal SoFloPoJo Guidelines Poetry, Visual Arts, Video, Interview With A Poet, Reviews
SoFloPoJo reserves the right to edit, alter, delete, or republish online or in print any work it accepts for publication. By submitting your work, unsolicited or solicited, to SoFloPoJo you acknowledge and agree to these terms.
1.) To submit to the SoFloPoJo Cento of Imaginary Poets Project:
Submit only one line. It must be an original line by you. The deadline is January 5th, 2020. Make up a name and brief bio of your imaginary self. (The idea comes from Tupleo Press, when in 2005, it published an anthology called The Imaginary Poets.) If chosen, your line will be set on the page with other lines chosen for the Project. Your imaginary name and bio will appear at the bottom of the Cento corresponding to your line, i.e., if your line appears first, your imaginary name and bio will be listed first. Your real name will be listed on the front page. We will encourage readers to try matching the real name on front with the imaginary poet in the Special Section.
Send to: email@example.com
2.) To submit to upcoming issues of our Poetry Page Send 3-5 unpublished poems to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your best work. Please state that the poems are unpublished.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.
We hope poets whose work appears in SoFloPoJo will add that to their bios.
Please be aware that poems with longer line lengths and/or have a staggered or unusual line format may need alteration to work. Please see an issue or two for examples. We try our best to have work appear as the author wishes.
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 Mackin 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. Please no .zip files.
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 are okay, but please notify if your piece is accepted elsewhere.
SoFloPoJo retains First North American Serial Rights, and the right to archive or reprint your work. In addition to publishing your work in the South Florida Poetry Journal we may feature it on our YouTube or Facebook Channels. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SoFloPoJo supports Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches in its monthly reading series; contact Susannah Simpson at email@example.com