Submission Guidelines

Submit 3-5 unpublished poems in the body of your email. Format with 12 point Times New Roman or Palatino Linotype font.

No simultaneous submissions. Submit no more than once per reading period. Our response time is usually less than one month.

Author retains all rights. There is currently no compensation for published poems.

Wild Goose looks for good contemporary poetry with no particular biases. Enjoy humor, strong imagery, strong lines, narrative, lyric, etc. Not a fan of abstraction, cliche, form for the sake of form, shock for the sake of shock. As in any good poem, everything should be purposeful. If accepted, a 100-word maximum comment on each poem will be requested. Choosing not to submit a comment will not alter the acceptance decision.

Submit to Scott Owens at asowens1(at)yahoo(dot)com.