Welcome! Submissions will open for the Inaugural Fall edition on April 1st, 2021 and run through April 30th. Please check our guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you!  



Any identifying information on the poem itself will disqualify the poem from consideration. IMPORTANT: Please include a brief, 100 words or less bio with your poem submissions. All entries are considered for publication. All entries are considered anonymously. Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered. Simultaneous submissions are OK, but the entry fee is non-refundable if the submitted work is accepted elsewhere. Poets may submit up to TWO groups of three poems as long as a separate reading fee is included with each submitted group. Crosswinds Poetry Journal cannot consider contest submissions from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Crosswinds or the current judge elected to choose the winner.

Please keep in mind our 66 character per line maximum (includes spaces and punctuation) and 30 line per page limit. (includes spaces between stanzas or lines). We generally prefer poems that will fit onto a single page, with 60 lines being our absolute limit for longer work. Please submit in word 12 point Times New Roman font.

Crosswinds Poetry Journal