Horsethief Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | May 26, 2016

Horsethief is a new online magazine of poetry. At Horsethief, they believe every poem has a life of its own. As Dean Young says, “What I know of form can fill a thimble, but what form knows of me will be the end of me.” Horsethief aims to create a digital space that honors each poem’s innate wisdom—its natural evolution and dissolution, its intuitive interaction with the reader. They also hope to preserve the art of print publishing by releasing artfully crafted chapbooks and full-length hardbound books each year. Their publications showcase both emerging and established writers, celebrating a diverse assortment of voices. To get a sense of their style, you can read past issues online.

Horsethief Magazine is published monthly online. Each edition features ten to twenty pages of poetry. They are accepting submissions right now for their fourth issue, and their current reading period will end on May 31.

Poets may submit up to ten pages of poetry for publication in Horsethief Magazine. Horsethief accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. Submitting poets can expect a response within about one month.

In the future, Horsethief also plans to publish two to four chapbooks each year under the imprint Horsethief Books. Interested poets may submit chapbook manuscripts 30 to 42 pages in length. Additionally, Horsethief Books hopes to publish two to four hardcover books of poetry each year, and poets may submit full-length manuscripts, 40 to 120 pages in length.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Horsethief, please visit their website at http://www.horsethiefbooks.com/submissions/.