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Submissions are now closed.


We want poetry that hurts the way bodies do.

We are seeking poetry on the body—its truths, its failings, its landscapes—for a collection examining gender: the physical & performative. Our attempt to upend & interrogate its intimacy or lack thereof.

A Portrait in Blues is about you; the way your heart & mind & limbs ache in the dark.

Editor: jayy dodd


The anthology is currently scheduled for release in November.

  1. Submissions close April 30th, 2017, and responses will be sent out during July.
  2. Please send up to five poems/prose poems in a single .doc/docx, PDF or .txt file, and a short third-person bio.
  3. Please only submit previously unpublished work, this includes personal blogs and websites.
  4. Simultaneous submissions are also okay, but please do let us know.
  5. Payment is one physical copy of the book for each contributor.