inkscrawl features short speculative poetry of ten lines or fewer. Our definition of “speculative” is amorphous: we’ll know it when we see it. Elements and tropes of fantasy, science fiction, myth, folklore, fairy tales, and magic realism are welcome.
Short poetry includes haiku, tanka, triolet and cinquain, but we are interested in seeing all kinds of poems 10 lines and under, regardless of form.
Issue 10 of inkscrawl, another themed issue, will be guest-edited by Bogi Takács. Our theme is Living Bodies in Motion. From sports to dance, from fighting to flailing, any poems are welcome as long as they feature living bodies in motion and have a speculative element. Show us intergalactic sports leagues and their doping scandals! Bring us dances with serpents and battles with sprites! Bogi likes unconventional structure and striking imagery. The issue will be open to submissions in Jan-Feb 2016, with expected publication in late spring.
Please send no more than FIVE poems per batch, to poetry at inkscrawl dot net. Payment for accepted poems is $3.