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submit no more than [7] pieces (poems) to:

/poems can be in the body of the email or attached, in one file, as PDF, doc, docx

//include a brief and non-clever bio


payment for a selected submission is 15.00, and author will receive the volume of {isacoustic*} in which said work appears

/payment will be made within one to two months of the posting /we pay either by PayPal or by regular mail/ all mailings are handled and all payments are made by myself, Barton Smock, only…so if I’m behind, I’ll try to let you know

//previously published and simultaneous submissions are okay

///response time is 5 days ///please inquire if that time passes (without) ///response time for second+ submissions, whether the author was previously rejected or accepted, is two to three weeks, and will not be read by myself (Barton Smock) but by revolving editors only

////if rejected, wait a month before submitting again

noteresubmitting is not advisable if one is doing so to lecture us on what is a fit for our site.  that is not resubmitting, that is bullying.


every three months, the editors will self-publish a journal of the poems posted in those months. contributors who provide a physical address will receive a hard copy, others a PDF.


what the editors are looking for:

image-based absence.

/structurally sound offhandedness.

//unreliable clarity.


what the editors are not looking for:

/misogyny and co.

//empty objectification.  toward, or of, the body.  toward, or of, the spirit.



poet and person, as in twice genuine…Trish Hopkinson did some asking after {isacoustic*} here:

PAYING/NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Isacoustic, DEADLINE: Open year-round