As you might guess, we publish poems consisting of a single sentence.

As of August 2023, we are about to convert to an issue-based format, rather than the one-poem-at-a-time format we’ve had since we started.

We are currently taking submissions through October 31.

Here are the rules.

Subscribe to this site by entering your email address in the thing on the right side of this page. Then click the big orange SUBMIT button. We will not give away or sell your email address.

Or, whip over to Facebook, if you’re into that kind of thing, and join this group.

]Here’s what we look for in one-sentence poems.

  • It must be an actual sentence. We all remember what Mrs. Tate taught us about sentences in elementary school. DO NOT FREAKING DISAPPOINT MRS. TATE!
  • Start with an uppercase letter, as sentences do. (Also, as your doctors, the editors suggest you start every day with an uppercase letter. It will get you started with a positive attitude!)
  • End with a terminal punctuation mark. But don’t die.
  • Semicolons are discouraged, especially when used to merge what should be multiple sentences into one long sentence. Also, it’s a really ugly punctuation mark.
  • Format: There must be at least one line break. So, give us a break. (Sorry.)
  • We prefer left-justified. Weird layouts give us migraines.
  • Please submit a third person bio. Your bio, in keeping with the spirit of the journal, should consist of a single, relatively short sentence. 
  • Submit no more than 4 poems at a time. 

We use the Submittable account associated with our sister site (mother site?) Right Hand Pointing. Choose the One Sentence Poems category. Here’s the link.

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