Forage: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | July 28, 2016

Forage is a brand new online journal of poetry, creative essays, and reviews. Accessible, honest, and thoughtful—the work in Forage invites all eager readers. They publish writing that grapples with the particularities of individual human experience, and they welcome the endless nuances of expression that give these experiences form. Publishing both traditional and experimental work, forage hopes to become a home for both novice and experienced authors alike. You can read their first issue online to get a sense of their mission and style.

Forage will be published online four times a year. They accept submissions on a rolling basis, with deadlines for each edition throughout the year. Each issue focuses on a theme, and right now they are accepting submissions for their fall 2016 “Poetry of Politics” edition. The deadline for submissions to “Poetry of Politics” is October 20, 2016. After that, they will be seeking submissions for their winter 2016 issue “Poetry of Personal Myth” (deadline January 3, 2017), their spring 2017 issue “Poetry of Nature” (deadline March 3, 2017), and their open-themed summer 2017 issue (deadline July 3, 2017). Forage encourages authors to interpret the themes creatively, according personal insight and experience. Submitting authors can expect a response within about three weeks, or within one week following the submission deadline.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Nonfiction authors may submit up to one essay or work of creative nonfiction, 3,000 words or fewer. Forage also accepts reviews of literature related to their current theme. Reviews should be 1,500 words or fewer.

Forage accept submissions via email, but not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work, and work previously appearing on a personal blog or website should be removed before submission.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Forage, please visit their website at https://foragepoetry.com/contact/.