Scrivener prefers to publish several poems by the same poet. Scrivener is happy to accept sequences, long poems, narrative poems, and prose poems. There is no upper or lower limit to the number or length of poems you can submit. This being said, please bear in mind that our editors are human (and unpaid). Send us only your best work.
An ideal submission will read as a representative suite of your work, some 4-6 poems long. Submissions must be single-spaced and set in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Blank lines will be read as stanza breaks. Please upload your poems in a single .doc or PDF (the submission form will not accept .docx), starting each poem on its own page. Concrete poetry or poems that are heavily dependent upon unorthodox layouts should be submitted as PDF or InDesign (.indd) files.
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.
Maximum file size limit to upload is 25MB.