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Redactions issue 28 (summer 2024) will have an adoption theme.
See below for more information.

Adoption Issue

We seek poems revolving around adoption and short essays (500-2000 words) on adoption poetics from adoptees, birth parents, and adoption parents.

We are especially interested in transnational and transracial adoption poems and adoption poetic essays.

Submissions for the adoption poems and adoption poetics essay are open from
June 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.

For the adoption section, you need only send one poem or essay, but you can send up to five poems.

Our general reading period will close March 1, 2024.

Submissions in General:
Redactions: Poetry & Poetics encourages submissions from everyone of every gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Please include your work, brief bio, & your snail mail address in one attached file or pasted into the body of the email. We only accept submissions through email. We accept simultaneous submissions. Immediately inform us if a piece of work is accepted elsewhere.
We do not accept previously published work.

We prefer Word attachments, but PDFs are okay. Please do not use links to cloud services, such as Google Drive or OneDrive.

We generally respond in about two to three months. Please wait for response to a submission before submitting again.

Emails that have no subject line or have nothing written in the body of the email will be deleted. We do not accept blank emails with only an attachment. That scares us.

All rights to published work(s) revert back to the author. (Please mention first publication in Redactions: Poetry & Poetics if the work is reprinted.) Payment is one copy.

Poetry & Poetics Submissions:
To submit poems or poetry-related materials, such as poetry book reviews or essays about poetry or poets, please email us at redactionspoetry(at) (replace "(at)" with "@") and attach a submission of 3-5 poems into one Word or PDF document, or paste the submission in the body of the email.

Art Submissions:
If you are sending a work of art, please submit as low-resolution JPEG or TIFF. If accepted, we will ask for a higher resolution image. Email submission to redactionspoetry(at) (replace "(at)" with "@").

Previously Published/Curated Work:
We will consider work that has appeared on your social media accounts or personal blog, BUT it must be in a new form, i.e. revised. We do not accepted previously published/curated work that has appeared in journals, magazines, books, chapbooks, anthologies, or other sources that are publicly available.

Editor & Curator: Tom Holmes (Dr. T)
Associate Editor: M F Macpherson
Copy Editor: Miss Sophie
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