Written by Ella Peary

Eye to the Telescope: Now Seeking Speculative Poetry

An established online journal of speculative poetry, Eye to the Telescope is seeking submissions for their 33rd issue: “Infection,” edited by Sara Tantlinger. Since 2011, Eye to the Telescope has published science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative poetry in their quarterly, themed journal. The project boasts the backing of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association—a long-standing collective established in 1978—and its quarterly editors are handpicked by the SFPA president.

Right now through June 15th, Eye to the Telescope is seeking speculative poetry about infections—bacteria, viruses, infectious mind-states, and more. They accept all forms and styles of speculative poetry, from formal to free verse.

Poets may submit up to three speculative poems along with a short bio. Eye to the Telescope also accepts translations with the permission of the original author.

Eye to the Telescope defines speculative poetry broadly. They include magical realism, metafiction, fabulation and more, alongside standard speculative categories like science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural horror.

Eye to the Telescope pays authors 3 cents per word, rounded up to the nearest dollar. They pay a minimum of $3 per poem, and a maximum of $25.

Eye to the Telescope accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They don’t accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Eye to the Telescope, please visit their website here.  

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant who works for Authors Publish. Over the past five years she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copy writer and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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