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!

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. 

Ends on September 1, 2018$3.00
$3.00

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 six months. 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.

Ends on September 1, 2018$3.00
$3.00

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 six months. 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.

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 six months. 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.

Ends on September 1, 2018$3.00
$3.00

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 six months. 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.

Ends on September 1, 2018

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 six months. 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.

Ends on September 1, 2018

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 six months. 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.

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.


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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.   


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.
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.
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. 
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. 

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. 
Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics