PLEASE NOTE: effective immediately, a significant change to our submission process has taken place. We ask that you NOW only submit your poetry and short fiction through our SUBMITTABLE format below.
As always, your work should be as imaginative as possible, not bound by any conventional attitudes outside yourself, while inspiring yourself as you write. Once you've done that, slip those exact poems (no more than eight please) or pieces of fiction into the appropriate file and attach it for our consideration.
If you're submitting pieces of short, imaginative fiction, keep in mind that your MAXIMUM WORD COUNT SHOULD BE AROUND THE 2500 MARK.
Of course, if you still prefer submitting to us through the U.S. Postal System, please submit with a SASE (self-addressed and stamped envelope) for our response and/or return of your work. Make sure you've supplied enough postage.
That's really all there is to it!
Note also, that we are NOT considering full manuscripts of poetry at this time; that being reserved for our eighth annual Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award (BOPLOPA-2019).
Our response time is approximately one month and we read the entire year except for July when we take a break until we come up for air and begin again in August.
Our site and our Facebook page provides our readership with news, contest deadlines, submission guidelines, new book information and future publications of special quality. Please feel free to navigate through each category and direct any comments or questions you might have by clicking here.
We also recommend that you seek out or order a past issue of The Bitter Oleander to gain some insight into the kinds of short fiction and poetry we consistently publish.
Other than that, we always wish you much luck with your work!
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