All submissions are now made through our online submission manager. NO OTHER FORM OF SUBMISSION IS CONSIDERED.
The primary interests include fresh imagery, metaphor, and strong soundplay. The FRAGRANCE is not interested in: poems about family members; poems about the poet; the poem; or writing a poem; or poems with an overabundant "I".
Please send submissions of no more than three (3) original poems, each as a separate submission. A cover letter is a nice way to break the ice but not necessary, however, be sure to include contact information such as: name and email on the page of each poem.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable with notice of such, but please notify us immediately if the work we are considering has been accepted elsewhere.
When you submit a poem to us that is accepted elsewhere, then all you need to do is go back into the submission manager and withdraw the file with that poem. No need to email us; no need to list which poems are still available and which are not; just withdraw the poem and it's done.
Response time can be anywhere from immediate to two months.
Restrictions: We do not want to see nor will we accept explicit sex or nudity. We will also not consider stuff that depict physical harm to any beings (human or non-human), nor will we tolerate any threatening content. Our aim is not to censor you or your work, but we feel that great art comes from a place of compassion and understanding, not violence and fear. Every piece of art will be considered by our editors, and we reserve the right to reject any work that we feel violates these restrictions.