Submissions Guidelines

All work should be previously unpublished, unless it has appeared only on a personal website. If it has, please let us know. We require first rights for publishing work in Curator publications, as well as the right to publish in other publications by the Curator in future, should we decide to do so. The author retains the copyright and can publish elsewhere at any time following the first publication of the work by the Curator. We accept multiple and simultaneous submissions.

All Submissions

Submissions (with the exception of story submissions) may be emailed to info@thecurator.org with the subject “Weekly Poem Submission,” “Essay Submission,” or “Leaf Submission” as applies. Attach a profile picture and include a one-sentence description of yourself.

You can also use this form to submit your work:

When to Submit

You can submit to the Curator year-round. We read weekly poem submissions throughout the year, and you should hear back from us in around two months from submitting. For the Leaf, we begin reading submissions in February, and our deadline for Leaf submissions is March 31st of that same year. You should hear from us by June of that year.

Poetry submissions guidelines

Story submissions guidelines

Essay submissions guidelines

Art & photography submissions guidelines