Submission Guidelines

We are currently CLOSED for submissions.

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  • SiDEKiCK is published bi-annually and accepts unsolicited poetry submissions year round. While we don't accept straight up fiction/creative non fiction at this time, don't hesitate to send us your prose poetry or your hybrid writing. We like all kinds of poems. 

  • SiDEKiCK does not accept work that has been previously published, in print or online. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If the work is accepted elsewhere, please email us as soon as possible to let us know. 

  • Please send 3-5 poems at a time in a single document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format) to sidekicklit (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject heading "Poetry Submission." Long poems, sequences, and excerpts from book-length works are welcome, though please identify them as such.

  • In the body of the email, please include a short third person bio. 

  • Please wait to hear back before submitting again. 

  • We cannot pay contributors at this time. 

  •  If we do publish your work, you retain full rights to it, though we do ask that you give us a shout if it appears elsewhere in the future.

We are interested in all kinds of poems. Whether you are an emerging writer or an established one, we'd love to hear from you. We are particularly interested in poems that play with form as well as collaborative writing. We are looking forward to reading your work.  

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