Black Ocean Open Reading Has Begun!
We are now accepting unsolicited poetry manuscripts for consideration from June 1st through June 30th. For complete guidelines, download the PDF available on our Submit page here.
We charge no reading fees and give everyone a fair read. In exchange we ask that you give us your best work. We also ask that you familiarize yourself with the work we have already published so as not to waste our time and your hope, because, let's be honest--both are in short supply these days...
It also behooves you to pick up a few of our titles for your personal collection because at least a conversational knowledge of two or more of our authors is now considered de rigueur for any cocktail party worth attending. [Also, as a poet, I have to ask: why would you trust us with your beloved manuscript if you don't even know what we publish? Are you that callous and desperate?]
This is an exciting time we live in! What are you waiting for? Let's become very close.