Handsome is interested in cultivating diverse and diverging beauty. That said, the editors are least interested in didactic verse that propagates the current administration.  

We are currently reading submissions for our next issue, so please send up to seven pages of poetry.  We are not accepting unsolicited submissions of fiction or nonfiction at this time, though we are open to texts that resist genre categorization.  

Your submission will be read carefully and you will receive a response within three months. We look forward to reading your work!


All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.
—Samuel Beckett

For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we still are just able to endure...
Rainer Maria Rilke

'Handsome' means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered - and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.
Richard Chamberlain

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