General Submissions Guidelines

Vallum 19:2 Open Theme

No restrictions, no limits, just poetry! Send us what you’re proud of, what you didn’t think was possible, what you want to send into the future with a wink to the past. More than anything, we want to hear you.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022

Vallum does not accept fiction, plays, movie scripts, memoir, or creative non-fiction for publication. No unsolicited submissions of artwork or unsolicited chapbook manuscripts. To submit your manuscript to the Vallum Chapbook Award, please go  here. Essay and review submissions must follow MLA Style guidelines. Vallum acquires First North American Serial Rights.

Poetry: Up to 7 pages
Essay: 4-6 pages
Interview : 3-5 pages
Review : 1-3 pages
Audio and video poems: Up to 3 files [Audio: MP3, Video: MP4, H.264 encoding, AAC LC audio format]

Vallum is interested in original and previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as submissions are withdrawn from Submittable in a timely manner. If your work has been published in our most recent issue, please wait one issue before submitting again, at which point we will be happy to consider more of your work.

Vallum also accepts submissions of audio and video poems for possible inclusion in the digital edition. All files must be in MP3 or MPEG-4 file format and cannot exceed 95MB in size.

Submissions are accepted through  Submittable only. Each submission requires a minimum $3 donation; any donation over $10 will be issued a charitable receipt. If this amount presents a barrier to your ability to submit, please contact We do not accept mailed submissions.

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The editors at Vallum strongly encourage Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently abled writers, LGBTQI2S+ writers, writers with mental or physical illnesses, and writers who are otherwise affected by structural inequality to submit their work for consideration.