Our first blog-post of 2013 is long overdue as is this announcement:
We have embraced changes in the industry as well as countless requests
from our contributors and we now accept online submissions!This includes the Aurorean, the Unrorean and our annual Chapbook Competition.
To facilitate this process, we have carefully chosen Submittable as our online submissions manager. Contributors will be especially interested in this link on Submittable's site: http://www.submittable.com/submissions/tour/4/your-contributors-will-thank-youhttp://www.submittable.com/submissions/tour/4/your-contributors-will-thank-you
and we encourage you to browse their entire site.
The benefits to our submitters will be many. No more printing your submissions, stuffing the envelope, addressing it, checking and paying for postage (and return postage) and mailing the submission to make a deadline. Poets can submit from the comfort of home (or wherever they happen to be); and they can submit right up until the minute before deadlines if they wish. Also, international poets will be able to send their work with much greater ease. No more worries about International Reply Coupons.
Of course, we hope you take as much care as you would with a postal submission—in that you polish, proof, and send us your very best work.
Speaking of postal submissions, they are still welcome if necessary/or the preferred method of submission. Please remember that all-important SASE.
Our link for online submissions is:
Devin has done all the behind-the scenes work to get our online submissions process up and running and I owe him a great debt of gratitude—not only for his hard work—but for helping me move into this next, new and exciting phase of our journey!
We look forward to your Submittable submissions!
We'd love to hear your comments on experiences with online submissions vs. postal submissions.