Submissions are welcome from 1 June-1 September and from 1 December-1 March. Please follow specific genre guidelines when formatting and uploading your submission and limit your cover letter to 150 words or less. Full guidelines can be accessed by clicking on the plus sign located at the top right of each genre category listed below. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

Although we do accept simultaneous submissions, we do not accept work that has been previously published either in print or online.

If work is accepted for publication, Interim obtains First North American Serial Rights and, for the period of one year, Electronic Rights. After that time, copyright reverts to the author. Writers whose work appears in the annual print volume will receive one free contributor copy of that volume and will receive a discount on any additional copies ordered.

You will see that we're now charging a reading fee for all submissions. This is simply to defray the costs of our expanding publishing operations, which include producing our quarterly online issues and the annual print volume of the journal, hosting live and online events, and developing and launching the many new projects we're working on across content platforms.

We appreciate your continued interest and support and look forward to spending time with your work.

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Submit three to six poems in a single document. If any work in a given submission is accepted elsewhere, please either add a note to your submission or withdraw that submission in Submittable. There is no need to notify us about withdrawals outside our Submittable account. 

Our response time is generally within two to four weeks. We may be faster, and we may also take longer, especially during semester breaks. In cases other than withdrawals, we encourage you to submit only once per reading period. Thank you.

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We’re looking for work that engages the body, in all its multifariousness; writing that answers the query: What does it mean to be (a/some/any) body? Subjects can include, but aren’t limited to: the performative body, Earth’s body, racialized bodies, queer bodies, gendered bodies, Whitman’s idea of the body electric, the body politic, technologized bodies, the body and illness, the pathologized body, (dis) abled bodies, etc.— We are honestly looking for any essential work that originates clearly from a body, that lives on the earth that is herself, another body--you know her--Gaia! 

We also welcome texts that work with sound and video, and that engage with the kinesthetics of the moving body. We believe that our dedication to experimentation—directed as it is toward challenging and expanding our notions of being in the world—is what continues to motivate Interim’s mission of inclusivity and community among readers, writers, and artists.

Submit three to six poems in a single document. If any work in a given submission is accepted elsewhere, please either add a note to your submission or withdraw that submission in Submittable. There is no need to notify us about withdrawals outside our Submittable account. 

Our response time is generally within two to four weeks. We may be faster, and we may also take longer, especially during semester breaks. In cases other than withdrawals, we encourage you to submit only once per reading period. Thank you.


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We're looking for hybrid work that spans media more than genre. Submissions can include audio and visual files or any combination of the two. Although we're still very much interested in the page as a field of experimentation, we're equally interested in hearing and seeing what form(s) the poem takes when freed from the page.

Please include all work in a single file whenever possible. If your submission or any part thereof is accepted elsewhere, please either add a note to your submission or withdraw that submission in Submittable. There is no need to notify us of withdrawals outside our Submittable account.

Our response time is generally within two to four weeks. We may be faster, and we may also take longer, especially during semester breaks. In cases other than withdrawals, we encourage you to submit only once per reading period. Thank you.

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If submitting poetry, include three to six poems in a single document. If any work in a given submission is accepted elsewhere, please either add a note to your submission or withdraw that submission in Submittable. There is no need to notify us of withdrawals outside our Submittable account.

Essays should be no more than 3,300 words in length. 

For both poetry and essays, please include the work in the source language. If applicable, permissions must have been granted prior to submission.

Our response time is generally within two to four weeks. We may be faster, and we may also take longer, especially during semester breaks. In cases other than withdrawals, we encourage you to submit only once per reading period. Thank you.

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We are interested in publishing critical and lyrical essays that focus on contemporary and historical poetics and poetry.  Essays should be no more than 3,300 words maximum.

If your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw that submission in Submittable. There is no need to notify us of withdrawals outside our Submittable account.

Our response time is generally within two to four weeks. We may be faster, and we may also take longer, especially during semester breaks. In cases other than withdrawals, we encourage you to submit only once per reading period. Thank you.

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Reviews should be of books published within the past two years. Exceptions will be made for reviews that address noteworthy "overlooked" books published prior.

Reviews should be no more than 1,375 words in length. Micro-reviews are welcome.

If your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw that submission in Submittable. There is no need to notify us of withdrawals outside our Submittable account.

Our response time is generally within two to four weeks. We may be faster, and we may also take longer, especially during semester breaks. In cases other than withdrawals, we encourage you to submit only once per reading period. Thank you.

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We are looking for artwork in various media for print and online covers, as well as for use on the web in relation to the poems, essays, and other work we are publishing.

Please upload up to six (6) high-res files containing your work, preferably in PNG or JPG format, 800-1500 pixels wide. If any of the work included in your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw the submission containing that file using Submittable. There is no need to notify us of withdrawals outside our Submittable account.

Our response time is generally within two to four weeks. We may be faster, and we may also take longer, especially during semester breaks. In cases other than withdrawals, we encourage you to submit only once per reading period. Thank you.
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Please submit to this category only if you have been invited to send work to Interim.  

Please do not use this submission form if your work has not been solicited. It will be withdrawn without consideration. 

In your cover letter, please include the name of the editor who invited you to send work, which category that work falls under (Poetry, Poetry [April Themed Issue], Hybrid Form, Essay, etc.), and when that work was solicited. 

Fees are waived for solicited work. 
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If you appreciate the work we regularly bring you in print, online, and across social media platforms, we encourage you to support us in our efforts. Your donation will help sustain the journal and will allow us to achieve several of our long-term goals, including building an online archive of all extant issues and creating a series of programming centered on contemporary poetry and poetics.

If you'd like to give on an annual basis, please email us at Interim1944@gmail.com, and we'll be in touch with details about our giving tiers and benefits. Thank you.

Please note: This category is for donations only. Any work submitted will be deleted unread. Thank you.


Featuring the poetry, translations and essays from a number of writers including Hanna Andrews, Sandra Simonds, Eunsong Kim, Nathaniel Mackey, Danielle Pafunda, Mary Ann Samyn, Ely Shipley, Rodrigo Toscano, Patricia Smith, G.C. Waldrep, and Lesley Wheeler, among many others.   

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Upon payment, we will provide secure online access to the 2015 volume, featuring Ever Saskya's work, which was produced as a digital flipbook.
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This issue focuses on Canadian Poetry and features work by Christian Bök, Hoa Nguyen, Christine Leclerc, Jami Macarty, among many other notable Canadian poets.  It also includes the last interview with San Francisco Renaissance poet Robin Blaser in conversation with Jen Currin, as well as Belle Lettres from Sarah Vap, and poetry by Norman Dubie, Nicole Walker, and Andrei Sen-Senkov translated by Peter Golub, among many others. 

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This issue is devoted to Alice Notley and includes correspondences to her from Joe Brainard, Kenneth Koch, Lyn Hejinian, and Leslie Scalapino as well as essays on Notley's work and influence by Maggie Nelson, Eleni Sikelianos and interviews by Anselm and Edmund Berrigan.  It also includes an essay by Alice Notley. 

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