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Foundry publishes a range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer narratives. We are drawn to poems that feel as much as they think.

We are committed to inclusivity and warmly welcome submissions from marginalized voices. We will not consider work with sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or ableist content.

Submit 4-6 original, previously unpublished poems through Submittable. All poems should be included in a single .DOC/.DOCX or PDF file with one poem per page (eight pages maximum). Enter a cover letter with a brief third-person bio in the space provided by Submittable. We do not consider translations.

Submissions are free. We occasionally offer the option of receiving an expedited response for a small contribution.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, promptly let us know via Submittable. If you make a mistake in your cover letter or packet, leave a note in Submittable rather than withdrawing and resubmitting. Do not send in revisions while we are considering your work; they will not be read.

Please submit only once per reading period. Additional submissions will not be considered. Queries are welcome after six months have passed. Past contributors should wait one year from the date of publication to submit again.

We publish new issues in the spring and the fallFoundry acquires First North American Serial rights and the right to archive your work online in perpetuity. We pay $10 per poem via Venmo or Paypal shortly after publication.

We look forward to reading your work! submit


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