FOR FEBRUARY, JUNE, and OCTOBER SUBMISSIONS: See our SPECIAL ISSUE page for instructions. ONLY found poems will be considered during these months and specific challenges will change from period to period. For all other months, see below:
What To Send
CHANGE - MAGNITUDE - CHEMISTRY
Please send only one submission per period. Any combination of the above is acceptable. PLEASE KEEP TOTAL PIECES TO 10 OR LESS.
We accept and encourage collaborative work, submitted with the approval of all involved parties.
DO NOT SEND
Anything that is objectifying, racist, sexist, ableist, xenophobic, classist, intimidating or disparaging. Anything that falls into this category of material will be rejected the first time and if repeated will be sent straight to the trash bin with no response.
Submission Windows & Schedule
Submissions will be read each month, from the 7th to the 17th (midnight EST/-5 GMT) and published on the 7th of the following month.
THERE WILL BE NO JULY SUBMISSION PERIOD/AUGUST ISSUE.
Three times a year (February, June, and October), when our sister pub, Sonic Boom, is taking submissions, we are going to do a special themed issue. Please see the submission guidelines for Special Issues.
How To Send It
Submit via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We respect that some may wish to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of some work. If this pertains to you, please clearly state this in your submission so that we are able to protect your privacy. For our records and copyright concerns, please still include your name and location. The same goes for pen names.
We are looking for pieces that require some work on the part of the reader to make it come full-circle; not inaccessible, but not obvious. We want to make sure they meet the criteria of being topical, contemporary (in form and/or topic), fresh takes, strong/interesting juxtapositions, and of being generally good poems in regards to rhythm, repeated sounds, etc. Topically, we want to push the boundaries of these forms. Sociopolitical subject matter and news article responses are welcomed (please include a link to the article in this case).
For visual art, we like street photography, candid portraits, altered photos, collage, modern and post-modern works.
By submitting, you grant Human/Kind Journal rights to publish your work digitally, in print, and online. No work will be otherwise copied, distributed, or sold without the copyright holder's permission. Following your publication in Human/Kind Journal, all rights revert to the creator. Submitting to Human/Kind Journal is considered agreement to these terms.