Submission Guidelines ////

Where we are shapes who we are. The four invisible lines of north, east, south and west have tangible impacts on our lives. We are looking for poems that exemplify this: poetry in place. Poems that are rooted in the earth. Poems that embody home. Poems that could only happen where you are right now.

We will be accepting submissions during our two reading periods: summer and winter.

  • Our summer reading period opens July 1st and closes on July 31st. You can expect a response to your submission within two weeks of the close of the summer reading period.

  • Our winter reading period opens on January 1st and closes January 31st. With this being a considerably busier time, you can expect a response to your submission within two months of the close of the winter reading period.

Accepted submissions will be recorded and posted to our upcoming podcast and social media, paired with an illustration created by me.

By submitting, you give one time digital publication rights to four lines. Poems will be posted on our social media and our site. You will be attributed, retain copyright and need not reference us if you are publishing your piece in future, though we definitely wouldn't mind the shout out.