Scoundrel Time - Poetry (Go to Fiction)

Poetry helps resist the tendency to package the world into too-easy, self-flattering, falsifying certainties. It can challenge us to re-think what we thought we knew. It can shout back—the times being what they are—and declaim, and stamp its angry feet, and present, in general, an “oppositional” aesthetic. But it might also simply strive for something honest and surprising, something that engages with the contemporary political and cultural situation in ways we hadn’t anticipated—without necessarily arriving at an answer or solution. Maybe a carefully observed moment of beauty, of humor, of attention, can be framed as its own act of resistance.

We are looking for poetry that opens up what it means to develop a new poetry of engagement. Ideally, we want our readers to hop up and down and say, “I didn’t know you could do that, in a poem.” Humor is welcome, since it can be a great way to get to serious matter. Above all, we are looking for an honest and accurate embrace of complexity and nuance—that, too, can be its own act of resistance.

We are open as to style, form and aesthetic. We like history. It shows us who we are. Anything that’s subversive, in the way that poetry can be, is what we’re all about. Mostly we want to be taken somewhere. Please do.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Any length

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
View recent responses from this market
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 0 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 0.00 mean avg | 0 median | 0 max days
- (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
0 pending responses (0 min | 0 mean avg | 0 median | 0 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.

Click and drag within chart (make a box, not a line) to zoom in. Double click chart to zoom back out.
Registered users can customize graph colors in profile settings.

The Submission Grinder is brought to you by Diabolical Plots, the letter Q, and Dustin Adams.