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Thanks for coming by. We accept submissions March 15-May 1 for our Summer Issue and August 15-Oct 31 for our Winter Issue.

Other than the danged obvious, what is a one-sentence poem?

  • It must be a grammatically correct sentence. We all remember what Mrs. Tate taught us about sentences in elementary school. Please do not disappoint Mrs. Tate because she WILL find a way to punish you.

  • Start with an uppercase letter, as sentences do. (Also, as your doctors, the editors suggest you start every day with an uppercase letter. It will get you started with a positive attitude!)

  • 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. Also, it’s a really ugly punctuation mark. I mean, look at it!


  • I mean, what IS that sh*t?

  • Format: There must be at least one line break. So, give us a break. (Sorry.)

  • We prefer left-justified. Weird layouts give us migraines.

  • Please submit a third person bio. Your bio, in keeping with the spirit of the journal, should consist of a single, relatively short sentence. 

  • Submit no more than 4 poems during a reading period. If we decline your work, hang on until the next submission period to submit.

  • 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.


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