Inner Art Journal is looking for writing that is succinct, clear and honest. We aren’t interested in unnecessary emotionality. We often shy away from poems about romance or violence and are more likely to accept a poem that is perceptive than one that is written perfectly but lacks depth. We feel that good work is an offering of the spirit. Currently we have a preference for tanka but are open to other short forms. Send us poetry that makes you smile. Consider this an invitation to share your inner art.
Send several poems that you believe will fit our journal. If you would like to include a few sentences about yourself, we will read them with interest. We respond to all submissions one way or another- so you will hear from us. Our submissions are out there, too, seeking like-minded editors for our own work. Inner Art Journalis granted first electronic rights. All rights revert to the author after the poem is published. Please reference Inner Art Journal if you submit the work to other places in the future.
Inner Art Journal publishes three times a year. The deadline for the summer issue is June 1st. The publication appears online June 15th. The deadline for our fall issue is October 1st, publishing October 15th. The winter issue deadline is February 1st, appearing online February 15th. At this time we publish online only, but a print journal is a possibility in the future.
If you have any questions email us at turning point at stny dot rr dot com. Please substitute @ and . where indicated and remove the spaces.