In effort to support our poets, the Skrews Syndication encourages unsolicited poetry at any point in time regardless of our release cycle. Our theme is of the dark, pain-filled side of humanity and we ask this be considered prior to entry. Individual themes per issue may be chosen regarding current events, but aren't required. We also welcome multiple submissions and will accept up to 5 at a time. Response times vary from a few days to a few weeks depending on volume. We request that poets keep this time frame in mind while submitting their work to other publishers. Poets who have not received a response within 90 days can request a status for their submission(s) via email: TALK@SKRE.WS.
We’re currently publishing both poetry and short narratives related to our overall subject matter and/or the specific theme of the current issue. Please send no more than five poems prior to receiving a response from our editors. Our web form will prompt you for multiple submissions. We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online (unless non-exclusive rights were given). By submitting, the submitter is agreeing that this work is his or her own. To read the full Poet's agreement, please click here.
Our poets are an important asset to the success of this publication and we are pleased to offer readings on all submissions for free. We feel we can best support this community by removing the lowest barrier and this is not expected to change for the lifetime of this publication. If you prefer to submit via post, we do accept postal submissions addressed to:
* Please note, we respond to all submissions electronically. Snail mail submitters should be sure to include an email address with their submission.
* For Cover Art Guidelines, please have digital file resolutions meet the criteria of 2560 by 1600 pixels or larger. Digital stores require the ratio of 1.6 in height to 1 in width; so for every 1600 pixels in height, have 1000 pixels in width. When producing non-digital art, use this 1.6 to 1 ratio and keep your orientation vertical where the height is larger than the width. Contact TALK@SKRE.WS directly to get instructions on file uploads or mailing instructions.