Submissions – The Journey

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Photo Copyright 2020 by Deyck N. Robertson

The Journey

Submissions for Volume 3 open on October 9, 2021 and will remain open until December 8, 2021.


There is no theme for this volume. If you’re not sure, please send it in anyway. We’d love to read your work.


Painting, sketches, mixed media, photography, etc… We’d like to see it all. Please send a short description of your work including dimensions and materials used.

Submission Guidelines

Submission guidelines are pretty straightforward.

  1. Please submit up to five original poems in one .docx or PDF file attached to your email. We are looking for poems that are not overly long, and would also enjoy and encourage micro-poetry. If you’re not sure, send it along anyway. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but let us know if your work is picked up elsewhere (and huge congratulations!). Poems should be previously unpublished. Poems appearing on your personal blog or social media are fine, though we’d love to be able to share brand new works with the world. Include a third-person bio of 100 words or so. Include social media handles if you’d like and we’ll support you online. Send your work to
  2. Please use last name – submission as the subject. This makes finding your work in our downloads folder much easier. Really.
  3. Please submit up to three pieces of original art. Send high quality jpg images of your art to Please include media (digital image, mixed media, acrylic, etc) along with sizing.
  4. Please use last name-art as the submission.

I will do my very best to get back to you as soon as I can. If you don’t hear from me within a month after submitting, give me a shout. Life gets busy and this isn’t my regular gig.

All published authors will receive a copy of the final publication. Sections of poems may also be published online leading up to January 8, 2022, which will be the official release date.

All rights to poems will return to you after publication. All future use will be credited to the author. If your poem is published (say, in an anthology or your own collection) please credit us the original publisher.

Don’t bother sending any work of a sexual nature or that promotes any hate. It will be deleted. Any work that requires a content warning or trigger warning will not fit in with this publication. Work by any writer who is known to be abusive towards editors (and, well, anyone) will have their submissions deleted.

I make mistakes, so bear with me on this journey.

Deryck N. Robertson,

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