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Authors mailed no more than three unpublished poems to a PO box in Highland, NY, including their names and email addresses on the poems. We asked them not to include return envelopes or cover letters. Simultaneous submissions weren't accepted.

The submission period for this issue extended from September 1 to December 1, 2022. Authors who hadn't heard from us by April 2023 were asked to assume that we wouldn't be publishing the poems they submitted. There's no payment for accepted work. Authors retain their copyright.

Editors excluded from consideration anyone they knew personally. Each staff editor selected no more than seven poems from the submissions. Guest editors chose as many poems as they wished from the staff picks, naming poems they thought stood out from those they selected.

Comments are welcome. Our email address is

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