Submission Guidelines

Pyrokinection invites original and previously unpublished poetry to its pages. . .
Authors must be over 18 to submit.

Send one to three works in the body of an email to: 

Subject line of email:  "[author's name] Poetry Submission for Pyrokinection"
Please include a third-person author bio with your submission.
Acceptance grants Pyrokinection one time electronic publishing rights.  Upon publication, all rights revert immediately to the author.  If a story published in Pyrokinection is later published elsewhere, we respectfully ask that you credit us as the original market. 
Publication is on a rolling basis -- new pieces will be published weekly. 
Published work will be retained in the archives of Pyrokinection on a non-exclusive basis for as long as the editor sees fit.  Pyrokinection reserves the right to potentially select certain works published in this publication for inclusion in annual, "best of" print anthology, Storm Cycle -- All authors being notified in advance of such selection for additional publication.
Absolutely NO simultaneous submissions.  The editor will do her best to review work and respond in as timely a manner as humanly possible.  Simultaneous submissions just add unnecessary complications that interfere with that process.
Absolutely NO attachments.  Any submission received that has an attachment will be deleted.  (Please do not make me banish potentially excellent work for such a pointless mistake in following directions.) 
What the editor does not want to see:
  • Genre Poetry
  • Erotica
  • War Poetry
  • Haiku or any other Form Poetry
  • Rhyming Poetry

What the editor does want to see:
  • High quality Free Verse poetry – literary, mainstream, and experimental forms are welcome
  • Imagery that makes her feel something strongly – whatever that something is
  • Prose Poetry is also welcome, but must be exceptional

Pyrokinection is a nonpaying publication.
Thank you for your patronage.


  1. Replies
    1. I'm sorry you see it that way. And I'm truly surprised. I actually try to be as expansive in my inclusions for this journal as possible. And, in truth, there are far more subject-specific journals out there. But in our defense, we are in the process of bringing a few other "sister" journals online that will be specifically requesting some of the styles this journal is currently excluding. Hopefully one of those will be more what you are looking for, as we are hoping to publish as a diverse amount of poetry as possible.

  2. I look forward to submitting as soon as I have some freed up poetry (everything is making the sub rounds right now) and a few hot off the grill.

    Thanks for the email directing me to this site.
    Wanda Morrow Clevenger

  3. Do you consider blog publications (and nowhere else) as published material?

  4. What happens if I submit poems submitted somewhere else but has not had any replies back and then it gets accepted after maybe published here?

  5. '...must be exceptional' huh?
    Takea looky here - this is quite d'groovy:

  6. Does not work. What's going on?