Submission Guidelines

Submit 3-5 previously unpublished poems in the body of your email. We do not open attachments, so please just put it in the body.

Wild Goose does not accept simultaneous submissions. Please submit no more than once per reading period. Our response time is usually less than two months, but sometimes we can take as much as six months.

Wild Goose looks for good contemporary poetry with no particular biases. We enjoy humor, strong imagery, strong lines, narrative, lyric, etc. Not fans 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.

Author retains all rights. We wish we could pay you. We cannot pay you.

Submit your poems to wildgoosepoetryreview(at)gmail(dot)com.


Please note: the header image is owned by Liz West, and is used under the guidelines of CC BY 2.0.