Ends on October 15, 2017

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are open for the Fall 2017 issue! Send us your poetry from September 4 – October 15, 2017.

Submissions 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.

VoiceCatcher 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.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We 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.

We 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.

If 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.

The What and How

We accept electronic submission through Submittable. Edit and proof your work before submitting. In the body of the Submittable form, please include:

  1. A short bio – 100 words or less – written in third person.

  2. Your 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.

  3. Submissions are blind. Please remove all identifying information from your document.

  4. Only submit work one time AND in one genre per cycle. Multiple submissions and/or submissions in more than one genre can NOT be considered.

Poetry

In a single Word document, submit up to three poems. Each poem should not exceed 50 lines.

Keep submissions blind. Use the title of your work as the saved file name on the document, NOT your own name. Thank you.

Single space your poems for stanza breaks.

Insert page breaks between poems.

Use Times New Roman 12pt font.

If 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.

If 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.

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