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 9 of inkscrawl will be guest edited by Bogi Takács. This issue's theme is Atypical Weather. Weather is one of the perennial topics of poetry - but can you show us something new? From space weather to magical weather, the possibilities are endless. I want to see how weather affects people (and other sentient beings) or vice versa, I want to read about your traditions or reconceptualizations of weather, I want imagery and soundscapes and smells. I will be reading during July 1 - Aug 31, with publication expected in October. (Reading period extended because I have no internet right now due to moving.)

Please send no more than FIVE poems per batch, to poetry at inkscrawl dot net. Payment for accepted poems is $3.