We are interested in poetry of all styles, but none in which the writer-reader connection is lost entirely. Edgy is good; so is heart. Clarity is good; so is mystery. We want kinetic poetry with lifeblood and plenty of momentum. The best way to get a feel of what we like is to visit one of our past issues. We nominate published work for all major literary awards.
Poets will be awarded $25 per accepted poem.
- Please send 3 to 5 poems in a single .doc, .docx, or PDF.
- Please do not include any identifying information on the poems themselves. All work will be read blind.
- Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. We consider and publish previously unpublished work only.
- Include a third person bio and previous publications in the cover letter box in Submittable.
- Poems must be in English. One poem per page. Use a standard font.
- If you need to withdraw a one or more poems, please do not withdraw the entire submission. Simply let us know which piece is no longer available through the Submittable messenger system.
Poets of all backgrounds are welcome to submit to TN. Poetry that promotes or glorifies racism, sexism, or homophobic ideals will be rejected outright.
Twyckenham Notes acquires First North American Serial Rights, the right to archive your work online, use in promotional materials, and to reprint as part of an anthology. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere (in a book of poems or anthology), please mention that it first appeared here.
Poetry published in Twyckenham Notes has won a Pushcart, has been named among the finalists for the Best of the Net Anthology, and the magazine was a finalist for a 2019 Firecracker Award for Best Debut Magazine.
We want art that is the product of obsession. Surprise us with some manner of opacity, lyric density, and the odd skewed narrative, something that insists on being gazed upon but is also open-ended (conceptually) and arresting (visually). We don’t want the merely decorative but concept, without the weight of the thing itself (the materials) blowing our minds, will not thrill us either. We prefer series, but incongruity can work. Push your materials around until they get there (wherever THERE may be). Don’t send us collages using models cut out of fashion magazines. Do send collages though. We love them. We also love painting and photography. We love all art. Make it count. As already mentioned, we prefer to publish images as series, as if we are hanging small exhibits. Text mixed into your visuals are desired also. I’d like to see more comedy, more absurdity, amidst our art submissions. Be irreverent. Question everything. THEY may not like it. Do it anyway. We may love it.