Submissions are free -- we want to welcome as many new and existing poets and artists as we can. To send us your work (poetry and art), please email us at thefieldguidemag@gmail.com, or click the Submit button below. Submissions are rolling. We publish online and print annually in the Spring (between March - May. See our homepage for the upcoming issue). 

When sending us work, please include a short (4 - 6 sentence) bio about yourself as a poet or artist (or both!). 

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere (for the sake of the other publisher). Send all submissions as attachments (.doc and .docx for poetry, .jpg and .pdf for art).

Response time is between 3 - 6 months. Please wait up to 6 months before inquiring about your work. Please do not submit again until after you hear back from us. 

We accept poetry in all its forms, as long as it is honest, humble, and strong. We especially love poetry that reads like small stories or snapshots in time. 

We do not accept work with erotic themes, violence or foul language. Children have access to our magazine so we want to keep it PG. We also do not accept poetry that is simply a description of strong feelings -- emotions have ties to the physical, and we want to see what triggered your emotional landscape. 

So much of the art we see is about romantic or powerful love, and although we will consider work with these ideas, we prefer to read something fresh, unique, and striking. 

We accept original and previously published work, though only unpublished, unsolicited work will appear in print. Please give credit to the original publisher (even if it is social media or yourself).

Poets and artists retain rights to their work published online, but Field Guide must receive first publisher credit if the work is published elsewhere. We will inquire about this before printing your work. Once printed, you will still retain the rights to your work, but Field Guide will have first publication rights. 


Submission Guidelines

Please send no more than 5 poems per submission. 

Poems can be of any length, but please note that we may need to change the formatting if the poem is published in our print issues. 

Poems must be in 12-point font, Times New Roman. 

Child Poets

We love seeing work from early poets.

Please type CHILD POET  in the Subject line of your submission email.

See Child Poets and Artists for full details.

Featured Poet

We choose among the submissions of emerging poets to choose our featured poet until the next printed issue. This poet's work will be displayed in our email and social media updates, and posted on our Welcome page.

Only emerging, unpublished poets will be considered, both child and adult. 


Submission Guidelines

New, established, professional and informal artists are welcome to submit.

Send up to 10 pieces of artwork. Graphite and watercolor are preferred, but we will also consider photography, oil, pastel, and mixed media. 

Type ART in the Subject line of your submission email.

Child Artists

Please type CHILD ARTIST in the Subject line of your submission.

See Child Poets and Artists for full details. 

Featured Artist

New, unpublished artists will have a chance to become our Featured Artist until the next issue. 

This artist will also receive a small payment ($30). 

Please let us know in the body of your submission email if you are an emerging artist. 

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Thanks for submitting!