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soft surface primarily publishes work by women, LGBTQIA, gnc folks, BIPOC, and/or otherwise marginalized voices. submissions are always open, but please don’t submit more than once every 6 months.  send all queries and submissions to softsurfacepoetry@gmail.com.

simultaneous submissions accepted. please be in touch if your work is accepted elsewhere. soft surface does not accept previously published work in any capacity. all accepted contributors are paid $10. funding is generated through sales at the used bookshop. soft surface has first publishing rights, after which rights return to the writer/artist.  if your work is reprinted in the future, please acknowledge first publication in soft surface.

journal submissions:
poetry - send 2-5 unpublished poems in a single .pdf. each poem should be on a separate page. please no poems exceeding 2 pages.

visual art - send up to 5 high-quality images. links to short films, sound art, etc. are encouraged.

when submitting, include your pronouns, a short third-person bio, and any relevant links - whatever you’d like published alongside your work, if accepted.

residency requests:
to be considered for digital residency, include the above as well as a detailed description of what you’d like to publish on the site during the residency. if this work is finished, please include it; if it is in-progress, send a description and some sample work.  please don’t apply for residency if you have already been a resident or if you have had work published in soft surface in the last 6 months.

poem letter submissions:
to be considered for publication in the monthly newsletter, please send just one poem in a single .pdf, along with the other details about yourself as listed under “journal submissions.” 

general inquiries:
always interested in collaboration opportunities, or whatever questions you have.
soft surface was founded in 2019 by lindsay costello.

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