Submission Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines for poetry submissions:

  • TIMING: The deadline for submissions is noon on the 15th of each month (September – May).

  • STYLE: Minimum of 12 lines. Do not repeat the title as the first line.

  • LANGUAGE: Please use American English spelling, punctuation, grammar. [One space after a period]

  • BIO: No more than a 100-word third-person bio. No all-caps, e-mails, or underlining. 

  • FORMAT: Send poem (up to 5 poems) and bio in one file attachment – one page each.

  • SECURITY: To avoid receiving spam, do not include live links in the bio, phone numbers, or email addresses in your bio.

  • LOGISTICS: Submissions must be in word.doc or word.docx format using Times New Roman size 12 font.

  • SUBMIT: Attach a single document with your contact info, bio, and all the poems (each beginning on a new page) to an e-mail with the subject line ADR Poetry Submission to

  • ARTWORK:  Optional. You may submit artwork/graphics to complement your poem(s), citing its origin, as a jpg attachment.


    • Profanity or hate speech

    • Political endorsements

    • Previously published poems

    • Anonymous submissions