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Thanks very much for coming by.

As you might guess, we publish poems consisting of a single sentence. Here are the rules.

We publish poems by people who subscribe to the site. Two ways to do this. Subscribe to this site by entering your email address in the thing on the right side of this page. Then click the big orange SUBMIT button. We will not give away or sell your email address. It will toss a poem in your inbox on Tuesdays through Saturday.  Or, whip over to Facebook, if you’re into that kind of thing, and join this group.  Being connected to us this way is a courtesy to the publishers but we have no, you know, poetry police force to make sure you’re subscribed.

Here’s what we look for in one-sentence poems.

  • It must truly be a sentence.
  • Start with an uppercase letter.
  • End with a terminal punctuation mark. But don’t die.
  • Semicolons are discouraged, especially when used to merge what should be multiple sentences into one long sentence.
  • Format: There must be at least one line break. Some indents ok, but we can’t handle highly scattered formats. We strongly prefer left-justified.)
  • The sentence must be  grammatically correct (subject + verb), with generally conventional punctuation.
  • Please submit your introductory note, your poem or poems, and a 3rd person bio. Your bio, in keeping with the spirit of the journal, should consist of a single, relatively short sentence. 

We publish a poem on this website a few weeks after it is accepted. Our schedule is typically  Tuesday through Saturday.  On Sundays and Mondays we just sit around. We send out a tweet (on our Twitter account) when we publish a poem We also will post a link to new poems on the facebook page we share with Right Hand Pointing and White Knuckle Press.

We use the Submittable account associated with our sister site (mother site?) Right Hand Pointing. Choose the One Sentence Poems category. Here’s the link.

Thanks. If you need anything, pop us an email at editor@onesentencepoems.com.

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