are open for the Fall 2017 issue! Send us your poetry from September 4 – October 15, 2017.
are blind and accepted electronically through Submittable. Please
read the guidelines carefully before hitting Send. A common error is that author name is put into the title field for the piece when entering information into Submittable. Please make sure that this does not occur.
publishes new writing that has not appeared in print or online. If
you’ve published a piece on your own website, blog or
self-publishing site, please remove it before submitting to us.
accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us
immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
only accept submissions from female-identified and non-binary writers
and artists who consider themselves residents of or strongly
connected to the greater Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas.
love to support returning voices, but if your work was published in
our most recent issue, we ask you to wait at least one cycle before
submitting again. This keeps the journal fresh and allows us to
support as many new and emerging voices as possible.
your work is accepted, you agree to grant us First North American
Serial Rights and Electronic Archival Rights. At publication, all
rights revert back to you. If your work subsequently appears in print
or online, you agree to give credit to VoiceCatcher. We agree to
contact you for permission to reprint your work.
What and How
accept electronic submission through Submittable. Edit and proof your
work before submitting. In the body of the Submittable form, please
short bio – 100 words or less – written in third person.
written piece(s) as an attachment, in a single Word document. Use
the title(s) of your work as the file name of your document.
are blind. Please remove all identifying information from your
submit work one time AND in one genre per cycle. Multiple
submissions and/or submissions in more than one genre can NOT be
a single Word document, submit up to three poems. Each poem should
not exceed 50 lines.
submissions blind. Use the title of your work as the saved file name
on the document, NOT your own name. Thank you.
space your poems for stanza breaks.
page breaks between poems.
Times New Roman 12pt font.
lines in your poems are indented, please use the SPACE BAR (NOT the
TAB Key) to indent. This helps us keep the correct visual format.
your poem has a “justified right margin,” we will do our best to
preserve the line breaks, but there may be some variance due to font
styling on the website.