Important: We only accept prose poetry; no traditional forms (sonnets, sestinas, villanelles, limericks, etc.)

Please submit 1-3 prose poems on a single Word document and wait for a response before sending us another. If you need to withdraw any individual poem (and not the entire submission of poems) from consideration, please send an email to pitheadchapel@yahoo.com and let us know the title(s) that are no longer available.

Here are a few prose poems that we admire: The Fire Cycle by Zachary Schomburg and Two Prose Poems by Nin Andrews.


Please adhere to these guidelines when submitting to Pithead Chapel:

  • Name, email address, and phone number appears on the first page of your submission
  • Work is double spaced and has a 12-point font
  • Document is saved as a rtf, .doc, or .docx file (we will not accept any other file types)
  • Pithead Chapel doesn’t consider previously published work (this includes journals, blogs, etc.)

  • Your third-person bio should be included in the cover letter

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