Submission Guidelines

Assonance is currently open for unsolicited submissions for all writers over the age of 18. Assonance welcomes submissions year-round, unless otherwise indicated. All submissions are published on a rolling basis.

Please send 3-5 poems with a cover letter to We ask that you please send your poems in a consolidated Word document.

We welcome all types of poetry (microfiction, sonnets, essays, prose, erasure, found poetry, etc.) of all genres, and you may submit in any form you wish (audio/ spoken word, handwritten, etc.) as long as it’s legible.

We ask that you please check our archives to get a sense of what we publish before submitting.

Please send unpublished poems only. If you are submitting to multiple publications at once, let us know as soon as your poems are unavailable.

Assonance holds first serial rights to all submissions, authors retain all other rights.


6 thoughts on “Submission Guidelines

    • Hi Steph! A cover page usually just includes your name and credentials, such as where you have published in the past, if at all. I also like to have a short bio to publish with each of the posts. Let me know if you have any more questions!

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