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Bone & Ink Literary Magazine - Poetry (Go to Fiction)

Note: if rejected don't submit again for two months
Note: if accepted, don't submit again for three months after date of publication

We're looking for your strangest prayers. We're looking for your loudest shouts. We're looking for words that make us jittery like five shots of espresso. We're looking for sexy, and sad. We're looking for mystical and visionary; we want prose that’s like an incantation and poetry that’s like a magic spell. We want musical, lyrical. We want punk. You don’t have to identify as punk in any way, nor does your writing have to have anything to do with punk—what I mean is, we're looking for writing that has that raw, wild energy. We want obituaries to your old selves. We want the autobiography of your favorite dress. We want the stuff that’s so weird and experimental some people would call it inaccessible. We want the stuff that’s so plain-spoken and accessible some people would say it’s not literature. We want the stuff that does both at the same time—give us the weirdly accessible and the accessibly weird. We want your poetic manifestos. We want the stories that are tattooed on your marrowbones. We want your blood n’ guts and everything you’ve got.


Need specifics? We are accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and hybrid works. We are particularly interested in hybrid works! Have an unclassifiable manuscript that you don’t know how to place? Send it to us! Send us your prosepoetry, your music reviews and works of art criticism that are more like personal essays or poetry. Send us your stories that blend fact and fiction; your fairytale-memoirs and your automythobiographies. Send us biographies of your favorite rock stars told in persona poems, novellas written in the form of plays. We want all your delicious hybrid works.

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Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

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60 min | 69.00 mean avg | 60 median | 84 max days
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