(Contest guidelines are different. Click here for our annual poetry contest guidelines and information).

Crosswinds seeks English language poetry, with few restrictions as to form or content, but we prefer poems of under 60 lines. When submitting, please keep in mind our 66 character per line formatting limit (includes punctuation and spaces).  No previously published poems. Submit poems as word documents. through submittable. Strongly discourage postal submissions. Reading fee is $5 for each submitted group of up to three poems, with a maximum of two submitted groups of three poems allowed. ($10 total reading fee).

Note: Please submit your poems as word documents. NO PDF’s. Thank you.

Reports in 3-4  months. We publish about 100 poems per year.

Thank you for supporting Crosswinds.

David Dragone, Editor

Please use the form below to submit your poems.

Poets whose work appears in Crosswinds will receive one contributor’s copy:

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