Written by Ella Peary August 3rd, 2023

The Acedia Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

The Acedia Review is a new poetry journal produced by a collective of high school students. They aim to create opportunities for young writers around the world to participate in the publication process, and to combat what they call “poetic acedia”: “our mission is to help reverse the genre’s unfortunate decline.” Interested high school students can apply to serve as ambassadors for the journal.

Now through September 1, The Acedia Review is seeking submissions for their first issue. Each issue will be themed, and the theme of this first issue is “Trace”: “What artifacts (objects, people, feelings, places, traditions, etc.) have ancestry? How do we identify the past by its roots in the present? How do things grow or erode over time?” All submissions for their first issue should respond to this theme.

The Acedia Review only accepts poetry; they do not accept any other genre of writing. Poets may submit up to five poems in any form or style. Submissions should include a third-person bio, 50 words or fewer. Submitting poets can expect a response within one week.

Poets should submit only once per issues. The Acedia Review is open to submissions year-round, though they have deadlines for submitting to each themed issue. They accept poetry from authors of all ages, and they especially encourage students to submit.

The Acedia Review accepts submission via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw poems published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

The Acedia Review only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please review these guidelines, including the specific formatting instructions, before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Acedia Review, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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