Poetry Submission Policy

The Trumpeter accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poetry in English, or translations of poetry into English, in any form. We are looking for poetry that deals with, or reflects upon, the human connection to the natural world. We are especially interested in poetry that pushes the boundaries of traditional nature writing. Submit 3-5 poems in a single PDF or Word document. Long poems (over 3 pages or sequences of over 3 poems) will be considered but we may publish only excerpts. Poems should be single-spaced (double-spaces will be interpreted as spaces or stanza breaks). Include the poet’s name and email address on each page. The first page of the submission should be a short cover letter with a biographical statement of no more than 100 words. Poets are invited to submit once each calendar year. Simultaneous submissions are fine but please inform the poetry editors immediately if your work has been accepted by another publication. Other guidelines for manuscript formatting and layout can be found here: https://trumpeter.athabascau.ca/index.php/trumpet/about/submissions