Written by Emily Harstone April 15th, 2016

Plum Tree Tavern: Now Seeking Submissions

Plum Tree Tavern is an online poetry journal founded in 2015. They only publish poetry about nature and ecology. Most of the poems that they publish are between 3 and 14 lines in length. They prefer works that focus on the image rather than the narrator’s opinion.

Naturally they have published a large number of haiku. They are only interested in publishing original haiku based on personal experience.  The editor states that they are not interested in publishing any “fictional” poems.

They primarily publish short poems but will consider longer works of eco-poetry especially poems of activism, testimony and protest.

They try to respond to all submissions within a week, and they usually manage to do so within a day of the author submitting the work.

The Plum Tree Tavern is an approachable literary journal. What I mean by that is that they accept a little under half of the work they receive.

They are not interested in poems that have been previously published elsewhere. If they publish your poem the rights return to you right after the publication.

They have no information on their site about when they open and close to submission, but at the time of this article’s publication they are open to submissions.

All submissions must be made by email. The poems must be included in the body of the email. They will not open attachments. Submit 1-3 poems at a time for consideration.

To learn more or to submit, visit their website here. Their detailed guidelines are available here.


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