Fall Edition  Guidelines:

Reading Period:

April 1st – May 31st, 2021

Contest guidelines are different than our inaugural Fall edition submission guidelines shown below.
Click here for our annual poetry contest guidelines and information.
Fall Edition Guidelines:
Crosswinds seeks English language poetry with few restrictions as to form or content. We will NOT consider poems exceeding 60 single spaced lines, (refers to the body of the poem AND includes spaces between stanzas). When submitting, please keep in mind our strict 66 character per-line formatting limit, based on 12 point Times New Roman  (includes punctuation and spaces). No previously published poems or poems forthcoming elsewhere will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are OK, but please notify us promptly of acceptance elsewhere.
Kindly submit poems through submittable in 12 point Times New Roman. We strongly discourage postal submissions, but will consider them in unusual circumstances.

Please include :

*Name as you would like it to appear                                                                                             *Postal mailing address                                                                                                                         *Titles for each poem                                                                                                                                        *A  brief bio of 100 words or fewer           
Reading Fees:
Reading fees are $5 for each submission of up to three poems. Poets are limited to two separate submissions of up to three poems each, but each submission requires a separate reading fee. Please don’t send us more than three poems in a single submission, as we will read only the first three.

Payment and Reporting:

Payment is one contributor copy. Reports in 2-4 months.
Please use the form below to submit your poems.