and previously published poems acceptable as long as we know where poems
are being considered or have appeared.
longer than 40 lines, experimental or avant garde work will be held to
especially high standards.
consisting of more than 5 poems
will be returned
poems are typeset at 50 characters max. per line.
submissions welcome only from our website submission forms.
NO poetry will be considered
through standard e-mail.
pornographic, and blatantly vulgar language will not be read".
clichéd, trite, contrived or overly sentimental poems.
contemporary poetry that is fresh, accessible, energetic, vivid with description,
shows-not tells, flows with language and rhythm.
preferred topics: people, events, nature....nothing preachy or lofty.
will be considered only if it is exceptional. If the rhymes are an
obvious guess, forget it.
will be returned only with adequate SASE.
not usually made.
Period: May 1 through Oct. 31. All submissions to be considered
for the next issue to be published should be in the editor's hands no
later than Oct. 31.
time: Depending on what time of year submitted - could take up to seven
months. Editors try to read and respond within 6 weeks to submissions
received prior to Nov. 1 for next year's issue, but not always able to.
Your patience is appreciated.
word max. interviews with poets.
word max. reviews of poetry chapbooks with a release date of either 1 year
prior to or within the same year review is to appear.
Payment:$2 plus 1 copy for one-time
rights for poems that appear in the hard copy version of our magazine.
$5-10 plus 1 copy for one-time rights for interviews or reviews that appear
in the hard copy verson of our magazine. No payment for poems, reviews,
or interviews that appear on our web site version.
Subscription:$10/year; $16 for 2
First 7 years of miller's pond (1998-2004)
for $35, free p&h.
Underground: A Poetís Guide to Creating, Publishing and Beyond,
a poetry how-to manual by Elaine Preston ($17.50); Bending
the Blues, a chapbook by James E. Cherry ($7.50); All
Iíve Known of Wanting; a chapbook by Jerry Fong and Mary Carter
Ginn ($7); In
the Late Summer Garden, a chapbook by Barbara Crooker ($6); Loon
Lake Journal, a chapbook by Beatrice O'Brien ($6); Needing
Blue, a chapbook by Julie Damerell ($7); Words
of Wisdom: Poet's Theatre 20th Anniversary Anthology, featuring
82 poets ($15.95).
All available from
Include $3 postage and handling for
first book, $.50 for each additional book.
Please Read TIPS
are two separate forms for electronic submissions:
for the web site, and one for the hard copy magazine.
to submit electronically
for our web version
to submit electronically
for our print version
of miller's pond
From The Writer's Little Instruction
by Paul Raymond Martin
Writer's Word Press, 1998