Heron Tree


poetry online & bound annually

How To Submit Your Work

In 2014 Heron Tree will be open for submissions from March 1 through June 1 and September 1 through December 1. Any submissions received outside this period will not be read.

Before submitting, please browse the 2013 and 2013-2014 archives and read about what we’re drawn to.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome with timely notification of acceptance elsewhere. Work previously published online, electronically, or in print should not be submitted. Heron Tree does not publish translations, fiction, essays, or artwork at this time.

Submit 2 – 5 poems with a cover letter via email to submit.herontree@gmail.com. Include your cover letter in the body of the email and attach poems in a single doc, docx, or rtf file. All submissions will be read blind; please do not include your name on the poems themselves, but provide a list of titles in your cover letter. Please do not use headers or footers in your file.

Accepted work will be published on the Heron Tree website and will be included in a yearly bound edition available as a print-on-demand volume. We are not currently able to provide contributing authors with a gratis copy of the volume, but we plan to make it available to them at minimal cost. Purchase of the print volume is not required for publication.

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 (online, electronically, or in print) in our archives and annual edition. You agree that if your poem subsequently appears elsewhere you will credit Heron Tree as the original publisher.

These guidelines are subject to change.



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