Poethead was conceived and planned as a woman-friendly publishing platform that welcomes work from women poets, their translators, and their editors. I welcome work from women poets regardless of their age, ethnicity or publication experience. I am very interested in emergent work, translated poetry, experimental poetry, and in new voices. I welcome strong work that challenges the narrow canonical view of poetry that is still prevalent in Ireland and elsewhere. Poethead is an established and well-read platform that has a global reach.
Poets: Please send 4-5 poems in one of the following formats, Word document, Rich Text Format (.doc, .rtf) or you can paste your work into the body of your email. I do not accept .PDF files. Please include a short 10 line biography along with your author image. Don’t send selfies, I will send them back and ask you to consider your presentation. Poethead is a very busy site and you may be waiting some time for publication, therefore, I accept simultaneous submissions and previous publications. You must attribute both journal and editor if you wish to submit previously published work.
Translators: If you wish to send me your original translated work, please ensure that you have the permission of the poet and the translatory rights to publish this work. All translated work is copyrighted to both translator and poet.
Reviews and correspondence: I do not accept books or manuscripts for review. I cannot accept entire manuscripts and books as submitted material. Please confine yourself to the submission guidelines outlined above. I receive a lot of correspondence and generally if I cannot accommodate queries on issues regarding safe archive, contacting poets published on the site, book queries and other questions, I direct them to experts who do their best to answer these questions.
Email to: c(dot)elizabethmurray(AT)gmail(dot)com for queries or use the contact form below this post.
Image: from “Making Den of Sibyl Wren” by Salma Ahmad Caller