How To Submit Your Work

Heron Tree is currently closed for regular submissions, but through July 15th we are accepting submissions of found poems crafted from either The Climates of the Continents by W. G. Kendrew or The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. Accepted poems will be published online and collected in e-pamphlets available for free downloading.

Submission information:

– We are interested in any and all approaches to found poetry construction and erased, altered, or remixed text; just be sure that you’re using Kendrew’s Climates of the Continents or Lang’s Blue Fairy Book as your source material. Editions of both are available online—for example, here and here.

– Send 1-3 poems with a cover letter to submit.herontree@gmail.com.

– The poems should be attached in a single doc, docx, or pdf file. If your pieces are better viewed as digital images, insert them as jpegs within a single doc, docx, or pdf file. Please do not use headers, footers, or section breaks.

All submissions will be read blind, so do not include your name in the file with the poems.

– In the same file as the poems be sure to specify which part or parts of the text you used and briefly explain your process of composition.

– In your email cover letter please include a list of your poems’ titles.

Please do not submit poems that have previously appeared online (temporarily or permanently, on your own or a third-party site) or work that has already been published electronically or in print.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome with timely notification of acceptance elsewhere.

If your work is accepted by Heron Tree, you agree to grant us exclusive first publication rights and the non-exclusive right to include your work in our online archives and in the e-pamphlet. You also agree that if your poem subsequently appears elsewhere you will credit Heron Tree as the original publisher.

And for the sake of transparency: Heron Tree charges no fees to submitters or readers and is a non-paying market.

These guidelines are subject to change.