For our purposes a long poem is anything over over 60 lines, including sequences.
The submission window for Issue 10 is the month of June
We recommend that you read the magazine before submitting
2 poems maximum submission
Poems must be over 60 lines
Poems must be unpublished - although we will take an entire sequence where parts have been previously published
- Ensure your poems are saved as .doc files - please ensure that if you have windows 2007 you save your file as windows 2003 as we cannot open files with .docx
- PLEASE NOTE -Put your name and poem title on each page of your document -and save in your own name as something like joebloggs.doc NOT longpoem.doc or submission.doc
- email to email@example.com as .doc files
only submit in the submission season - poems sent outside this time will not be kept
We do not accept simultaneous submissions
The spirit of 'long' is probably more important than length - by which we don't mean it doesn't have to be long - but it also needs substance.
Mimi Khalvati writes: The long poem is as much a space in which to flex one's muscles, grapple with problems, identify weaknesses, as it is to mine rich seams, give sway to obsessions and vent to narrative.
Ask - is your poem ambitious - does it have a 'big' heart?
LPM editors read all submissions - please don't send more than 2 poems to be considered for any one issue.