NOTE: Our reading period for general submissions has changed for this reading period, starting on July 1st, 2019.

Reading period is now from July 1st to October 31st for general submissions.
Contest guidelines are different. Click here for our annual poetry contest guidelines and information).

How to submit: Crosswinds seeks English language poetry, with a few restrictions as to form or content. We will not consider poems exceeding 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 in 12 point Times New Roman through submittable. No PDF’s please. Simultaneous submissions are OK, but we ask that you notify us promptly of any publication elsewhere. Strongly discourage postal submissions.

Reading Fees: $5 for each submission of up to three poems. Poets are limited to two submissions of up to three poems each, but each submission requires a separate reading fee. Please don’t send us more than 3 poems in a single submission, as we will read only the first three.

Eligibility:  Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered. Simultaneous submissions are OK, but please inform us ASAP of publication elsewhere. Reading fees are non-refundable if the poet’s work is accepted elsewhere.

Please Include:

Name, postal mailing address, your name as you would like it to appear in the journal, and a brief bio of no more than 120 words. Please write your bio in third person.   

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

We try to report in 2-4 months. We publish about 100 poems per year, and sift through over 2,000, so we appreciate your patience.

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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