Submission to Issue 86: NO THEME VII, with poetry guest-edited by Lisa Gorton, is now open. Submission to this issue will close at 11.59pm Melbourne time on Sunday, 18 March, 2018.

Get a copy of our free anthology, 20 Poets, for an idea of the things we like. But hey, it's always the guest editor(s) call.

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  • Cordite only accepts unpublished work, and will not consider simultaneous submissions.

  • Please send a maximum of three (3) poems in your submission. Submit only once.

  • Please send all of your works in one (1) document.

  • Submissions will only be accepted via this online submissions form.

  • Please keep in mind that the guest poetry editor(s) will not commence reading the submissions until the submissions window is closed. Allow 4-5 weeks thereafter for notification.

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