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. 

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 has become a necessity to help 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.

Ends on November 1, 2018$25.00
$25.00

Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics is happy to announce the inaugural season for the Test Site Poetry Series. A prize of $1,000 and publication by the University of Nevada Press will be given for a new, full length collection of poetry. All entrants to the contest will also receive a free issue of a print issue of Interim.

The Test Site Poetry Series is open to all writers, regardless of previous publication, though we don't accept manuscripts that have already been published. All submissions must be at least 48 pages. Translations are not accepted, but we will consider “New & Selected” or “Collected” manuscripts including work from previously published books. 

Series editor Claudia Keelan, along with series board members Sherwin Bitsui, Donald Revell, Sasha Steensen, and Ronaldo V. Wilson will choose the winning book. 

As our series title suggests, we’re looking for manuscripts that engage the perilous conditions of  life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth. 

The winning book will demonstrate an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy, while offering the same in consideration of the earth. Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate books with innovative approaches.

We prefer online submissions, but will accept mailed submissions, postmarked by Nov. 1, 2018 and sent to: 

Interim

Department of English

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Box 455011

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5011 

The reading fee is $25 for each manuscript submitted. Please submit your manuscript with two title pages.  One title page should include your name and contact information. This tile page will be assigned a number indicating the order in which it was received and put in a file of all the submissions to the series.  The other title page should include only the title of your book.  Your name and contact information must not be included anywhere else in the manuscript or it will be disqualified.

Poems previously published in journals, chapbooks, or anthologies are acceptable. If poems in the manuscript have been previously published, enclose an acknowledgements page.

The winning book will be announced in December and published by the University of Nevada Press in the fall of 2019.

Visit our website to read more about the series and Interim!

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. 

$5.00 - 500.00
$5.00 - 500.00

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.



Vol. 34, Issue 5

Interim's latest print issue is an all women issue that features work by Christine Bettis, Ana Christina Caesar (trans. Brenda Hillman), Robert Desnos (trans. Shannon Austin), Brenda Hillman, Alice Notley, and Sasha Steensen. 

Please note that the per-issue price includes domestic shipping. Once we receive payment from you, we will ship your order within 2-3 business days via USPS. 

Upon payment, we will provide secure online access to the 2015 volume, featuring Ever Saskya's work, which was produced as a digital flipbook.

Vol. 31, Issues 1-2

Bruce Bond, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Catullus (trans. David Koehn), Meryl DePasquale, Katherine Factor, Colby Gillette, Dan Gutstein, Derek Henderson, Greg Hewett, Eunsong Kim, David Krump, Christopher Michel, Mani Rao, Pierree Reverdy (trans. Andrew S. Nicholson, Broc Rossell, William Stobb, Terrell Jamal Terry, Georg Trakl (trans. Jay Hopler), Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and Jackson Wills

Please note that the per-issue price includes domestic shipping. Once we receive payment from you, we will ship your order within 2-3 business days via USPS.

Vol. 28, Issue 1-2

Belle Lettre: Mustapha Marrouchi

Poetry: Lindsay Berg, Justin Burnside, brigette byrd, Emily Carr, John Randolph Carter, Weston Cuttter, John Gallaher, Daniel Gutstein, Eileen G'Sell, Alice Jones, Paula Koneazny, Stacie Leatherman, David Dodd Lee, John MacKernan, Levi Negley, Racheal Nelson, BZ Niditch, Simon Perchik, Megan Ronan, Sean Rumschik, Dennis Saleh, Rob Schlegel, Adam Strauss, Sean Tribe, Stacey Waite, and Valerie Witte

Special Feature: Alice Notley and Mani Rao

Translations: Paul Verlaine (trans. Tim Keane) and Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy (trans. Sylvain Gallais and Cynthia Hogue)

Fictions: P.F. White and Tamas Dobozy

Book Reviews: Shira Dentz, Jonathan Greenhause, and Dan Beachy-Quick

Belle Lettre: Jacqueline Lyons

Please note that the per-issue price includes domestic shipping. Once we receive payment from you, we will ship your order within 2-3 business days via USPS.

Vol. 27, Issues 1-2

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.

Please note that the per-issue price includes domestic shipping. Once we receive payment from you, we will ship your order within 2-3 business days via USPS.

Vol. 26, Issues 1-2

Featuring the poetry, translations, and essays from a number of writers including Jen Currin, Karla Kelsey, Alice Notley, Chad Sweeney, Friedrich Hölderlin (trans. Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover), René Char (trans. Nancy Naomi Carlson), Ann Lauterbach, Vu Tran, Karen Brennan, and Tod Goldberg, among many others.

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Vol. 25, Issues 1-2

Poetry: John Ashberry, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Pam Brown, John Randolph Carter, Mary Crow, Jim Daniels, Norman Dubie, Eric Elshtain, John Gallaher, Richard Greenfield, Gordon Hadfield, Scott Hightower, Lizzie Hutton, Michael Kroesche, Joseph Lease, Lisa Markowitz, Tod Marshall, Michael McClane, Donna de la Perrière, WIlliam Stobb, Heater Winterer, and John Yau

Tranlations: Veronique Pittolo (trans. Cole Swenson), Arthur Rimbaud (trans. Donald Revell), Coral Bracho (trans. Forrest Gander), and Dome Bulfaro (trans. Christopher Arigo),

Special Feature: Susan Schultz

Fictions: Pablo Medina and Juan Martinez

Reviews: a.e. clark, Adam Strauss, and Nathan Hawke

Photography: Sam Davis

Please note that the per-issue price includes domestic shipping. Once we receive payment from you, we will ship your order within 2-3 business days via USPS.

Vol. 24, Issues 1-2

Poetry: Jeffrey Babbitt, Anne Blonstein, Nancy Blouin, Logan Burns, Matthew Cooperman, Peter Covino, J.P. Dancing Bear, Christopher Davis, Bonnie Emerick, Jennifer S. Epstein, Dennis Finnell, Lisa Fishman, James Grinwis, Mark Irwin, Joshua Kryah, c.a. leibow, Alex Lemon, Jeff Menne, Wayne Miller, Derek Pollard, Aaryn Richard, Sundin Richards, Elizabeth Robinson, Mark Tursi, Justin Vicari, Brian Voell, and Kevin Ward

Special Feature: Christopher Arigo, Maxine Chernoff, and Paul Hoover

Belles Lettres + Beyond: Mary Cappello, Steven Church, Christopher Cokinos, and Jacqueline Lyons

End Notes: a.e. clark, Gordon Hadfield, Alice Jones, Jake Kennedy, Richard Loranger, Michael McLane, Derek Pollard, Kevin Prufer, Elizabeth Robinson, Sasha Steensen, Adam Strauss, and Catherine Wagner

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Vol. 23, Issues 1-2

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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Vol. 22, Issues 1-2

Special Feature: Martha Ronk and Arthur Vogelsang

Fiction: Han Quek

Poetry: Christopher Arigo, Catherine Barnett, Martine Bellen, Karen Brennan, Forrest Cole, Christopher Davis, Cynthia Hogue, Ann Keniston, Jacqueline Lyons, Lara Ramsey, Sundin Richards, Red Shuttleworth, Cole Swensen, Catherine Wagner, and Brian Young

Essay: Dan Beachy-Quick

Book Review: Megan Johnson, Nick LoLordo, Matt Shears, and Donald Revell

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Vol. 21. Issues 1-2

Proem: Jarret Keene

Features: Charles Bernstein, Wole Soyinka, Standard Schaefer, Liz Waldner, and John Yau

Poetry: Dan Beachy-Quick, Earl Coleman, Crystal Curry, Norman Finkelstein, Jennifer Firestone, Gordon Hadfield, Steve Healey, Brian Henry, Pierre Joris, Janet Kaplan, Jarret Keene, Sally Keith, R.F. Marsocci, Timothy David Orme, April Ossmann, John Poch, Susan Schultz, Mark Taksa, Nathaniel Tarn, Lisa Visendi, and Liz Waldner

Fiction: Jane Stuart

Book Reviews: Jacqueline Diaz, Megan Johnson, Joshua Kryah, Matt Shears, Nick LoLordo, Donald Revell, and Catherine Wagner

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Vol. 18, Issues 1-2

Poetry: Agha Shahid Ali, Ken Autrey, Nancy Barber, Patrick Bennett Jeffrey Bolt, Daniel Bourne, Millicent Borges, Caroline Brooks, Joanne Clarkson, Robert Cooperman, Corrine De Winter, John Ditsky, Ken Dobel, James Doyle, Nelson James Dunford, Kathleen Flenniken, Carol Firth, Matthew Guenette, Lois Marie Harrod, Taj Jackson, Allison Eir Jenks, Gregory Jerozal, Kathleen Johnson, Paula, Koneazny, Len Krisak, Susan Landgraf, Naton Leslie, Amy Levin, Maurice Lindsay, Robert Lowenstein, Charles Edward Mann, Paul McRay, Errol Miller, Jenny Mueller, B.Z. Niditch, Joyce, Odam, Charles O'Hay, Ovid, Lance Phillips, Helen Pilibosian, Bernard Quetchenbach, Sundin Richards, Alane Rollings, Linda Russo, Jane Schaberg, Roy Scheele, Tory Schoultz, Susan M. Schultz, Timothy Shea, Yen Shu, Matthew J. Spireng, Richard Stolorow, Virgil Suarez, Charles Thomas, Ryan G. Van Cleave, Ken Waldman, Winsston Weathers, William John Watkins, Brian Young, Linda Young, and Scott Zieher

Fiction: E.R. Romaine

Reviews: Joshua Clover, Linda Russo, Claudia Keelen, and Catherine Wagner

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