seeks short poetry submissions, a magazine of short (10 lines or less) speculative poetry, is open to submissions once more. This time, it is guest-edited by Jennifer Smith, who asked me to post about her vision. I am very happy to do so!

Says Jennifer:

I’m a mythic poetry fanatic, and while I do see that many short form poems written to form are flawed in substance, I love the forms and want to give them more than an even break. Hard sci-fi without a personal connection is a hard sell because I am not educated in hard science and therefore might not properly understand the substance, but I do count science fiction poems among some of my favorites. I’m terribly, terribly biased against English language haiku — it’s not you, English language haiku poets, it’s me. I prefer poems which uplift humanity over poems which illustrate challenges or hardship.

Jennifer is reading till October 31. Please send your submissions (up to five poems per batch) to poetry at inkscrawl dot net. Either “Ms. Smith” or “Jennifer” are appropriate forms of address for this editor.

(Please note that while I publish inkscrawl, I do not edit it – editors have the full freedom in choosing poems!)

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Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Tiptree, Elgin, Rhysling, and Crawford awards.

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