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Poetry Submission GUidelines

We don't believe in giving you a specific font size or telling you how to space your lines, but we do have a few guidelines:

  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us if your submission is accepted elsewhere

  • We only accept previously unpublished pieces

  • If you are submitting a hybrid piece, let us know in your cover letter.

  • Submit up to 6 pages of poetry

 We also have some tips:

  • Double check your poetry has something to do with science

  • If you're looking for inspiration, all the poetry on the website is free to read.

  • Classical forms are great, but only when they work with your subject and style.

Email your submission to orrisrootmagazine@gmail.com

Please include a brief cover letter in your email, and allow 3 months for a response before submitting again.

Submission period closes Sept. 15

We want:​

  • Originality

  • Science themes

  • Unpublished pieces