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Schedule update: Impostor will now be published twice a year—we will release a Spring/Summer and a Fall/Winter issue.


Submissions for our Spring/Summer 2023 issue

will be open from June 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023.

Submission Guidelines

NEW AND IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Moving forward, we will collect submissions through Duosuma, Duotrope's submission manager. You will need a Duotrope account in order to submit; this is a free, secure account that also provides access to Duotrope's other features. Read all about it and sign up here.

A note on this issue's theme: This submission call itself has no theme, but we plan on constructing a theme via the submissions we receive and accept. In this manner, our theme will be organically formed by the poems of our chosen contributors.

Submission guidelines are below:

  • We accept unpublished work only (poems posted on personal social media are fine!).

  • You must be at least 18 years old to submit.

  • Submit up to three poems, individually or in one file (both options are available once you reach the file upload screen). If you include more than three poems, only the first three will be read. The rest will not be considered.

  • In line with our mission, we greatly encourage those who have little or no publication history to submit.

  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged! However, should any poems submitted to Impostor be accepted by another publication, please withdraw them via Duosuma as soon as possible (and congratulations!).

  • Impostor does not have the means to pay contributors at this time. This is why submissions are (and always will be!) free.

  • You may be sent suggested edits if your work is chosen for publication. You are not required to approve them, and this will not affect our decision to publish your work.

  • By accepting publication, you grant Impostor first electronic serial rights. We kindly ask that Impostor be credited with first publication if your poem appears elsewhere in the future. All rights revert back to the author upon publication.

  • Editors, with permission, may use credited excerpts from published pieces for promotional purposes on social media.

To learn more about us and what we enjoy, check out our FAQ and check out our latest issue or our issue archive.

All set? Click here to submit!

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