In effort to support our poets, Skrews 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 expect to publish shorter poems that fit on a single page (about 23 lines), however, exceptions will be made to accommodate exceptional poems that run longer. 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. By submitting, the submitter is agreeing that this work is his or her own. To read the the full Poet's agreement, please click here.
For online submissions, we will eventually charge a small reading fee, which will be waived for all current subscribers. During our vamp-up period, we are pleased to offer this for free since our early supporters will be an important asset to the success of this publication. If you prefer to submit via post, we do accept fee-free postal submissions addressed to:
P.O. Box 781
Cumming GA 30028
* 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.