Submission Guidelines


Poetry Submissions

Submissions are read year-round. The Tipton Poetry Journal is published online at

The Tipton Poetry Journal publishes about 35 poems each issue and submissions are read throughout the year. Poems with the best chance for acceptance are quality free verse which evokes a shared sense of common humanity. The Tipton Poetry Journal is published in Indiana, so themes with a regional focus are encouraged.

Tipton Poetry Journal asks for one-time rights for publication and also the right to retain an HTML archive.


There is currently no payment for poetry.

Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are ok. Please withdraw poem immediately if a poem under simultaneous submission becomes unavailable.

If a poem has been previously published, please indicate publication in order to be properly acknowledged.

Submit 1-5 poems per submission.  If submitting a simultaneous submission through our online submissions manager, please submit SEPARATELY.   Should you need to later withdraw one of your poems, this will leave your others to remain under consideration.  Only submit multiple poems in one online submission if it is NOT a simultaneous submission.

Include name, address & phone number.  A phone number will only be used for urgent contact (in case of last-minute issues before publication when email doesn’t suffice).

Including a short bio is preferred.

Submit online to Tipton Poetry Journal through our submissions manager  



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