General Submission Guidelines – Poetry and Art

We aim to respond to all submissions in two months, but decisions may take longer. Entries that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered.

  •     Please do not submit pieces that any editors may have previously seen in a private online group or given feedback on in a workshop or other situation
  •     Please do not submit pieces that must be accepted as a set, as we cannot guarantee publication of all or any pieces
  •    ****No simultaneous submissions or previously published work****
  •     Work will be considered for the current submission period only
  •     PSNH membership must be current through the submission deadline for members-only calls
  •     Submission must include the writer’s biography (50-word limit, written in third person)
  •     Uploads must not contain the poet’s name(s) or other identifying information
  •     File names for uploads should include the title of the poem or piece of artwork, or a partial title, and nothing else
  •     Submissions must be received by the deadline date to be considered

Submission Guidelines for Poetry

  •     Up to 3 poems may be submitted per submission period unless otherwise noted
  •     Length limited to 40 lines (does not include white spaces, and longer poems may be considered at Editor’s discretion)
  •     Poems must be typed in Times New Roman or similar, 12 pt. font

Submission Guidelines for Art

  •     Up to 2 images per submission period unless otherwise noted
  •     Only original work is accepted
  •     Images must be submitted at 300 DPI or higher (high resolution)
  •     Submitted files should be between 1 and 20 MB in size
  •     Images must fit or be able to be cropped to 5.5″x8.5″ for portrait orientation or 11″x8.5″ for landscape orientation

DEADLINE: October 15, 2022 (11:59 p.m. EDT)

Note: You do not have to be a PSNH member to submit to this issue (Winter, 64.2) of The Poets' Touchstone.  All submitted images will be considered for both the inside pages and the cover, but the editors reserve the right to solicit artwork for the cover if none of the submitted work meets the print requirements and/or aesthetic integrity of the journal.


Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit up to two (2) original images 
  • No simultaneous submissions or previously published work 
  • Please do not submit pieces that any editors may have previously seen in an online group (such as on Facebook or Goodreads), or that they may have given feedback on in a workshop or other situation
  • Work will be considered for the current submission period only
  • Images must be submitted at 300 DPI or higher (high resolution)
  • Submitted files should be between 1 and 20 MB in size
  • Submission must include the writer’s biography (50-word limit, written in third person)
  • Files must not contain the artist’s name(s) or other identifying information
  • File names for uploads should include the title of the piece of artwork, or a partial title, and nothing else
  • Images must fit or be able to be cropped to 5.5″x8.5″ for portrait orientation or 11″x8.5″ for landscape orientation
  • All rights revert to authors upon publication, but if you do resubmit elsewhere, please credit The Poets’ Touchstone.

Questions? Please email the editors: tpt@psnh.org

Poetry Society of New Hampshire