Tipton Poetry Journal publishes quarterly.   We are now accepting submissions for future online publication.    We publish in an online format:  http://issuu.com/tiptonpoetryjournal.   Soon after online publication, we provide a print format of the journal, available for sale to the public through Amazon, and other bookstores.  While we are currently unable to provide free contributor copies, we do provide a deep discount so that any contributors wishing to purchase copies of the issue in which they are published can do so at a minimal cost.

Beginning with our Summer 2020 issue, we will offer a $25 payment for one Featured Poem per issue.  This Featured Poem will be selected by the Board of Directors of Brick Street Poetry, Inc.

Tipton Poetry Journal asks for one-time rights for publication in digital or electronic downloadable format and also the right to retain an online archive. Author retains all future rights to the poem, following publication. 

Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are ok.  If submission is simultaneous, please submit poems separately so that if you need to withdraw, your other poems will remain under consideration.  Please withdraw poem immediately if a poem under simultaneous submission is no longer available. 

Bios are not necessary, but when your poem is accepted, we prepare a tentative proof and will use what you provide to construct a bio for your approval.  

If a poem has been previously published, please indicate publication in order to be properly acknowledged.

Tipton Poetry Journal is published by Brick Street Poetry, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization registered in Indiana.  If you would like to donate to our matching fundraising campaign, Facebook donations are accepted at: 


https://www.facebook.com/donate/165963680682590/1778752582144465/


The Polaris Trilogy 2 Guidelines

This is a Brick Street Poetry Inc. call, only for poets living in Asia and the Middle East, to submit poems for Volume Two of our Polaris Trilogy Anthology. The three volumes of The Polaris Trilogy will be launched aboard the Space X flight scheduled to depart for the South Pole of the Earth’s Moon in 2023 where they will reside for millions of years as part of the Lunar Codex.

The window for submitting is short so act quickly. This is a unique opportunity. There is no cost to submit. Please read the guidelines thoroughly and follow them exactly. Double Check! If they are not followed exactly expect your entry to be discarded.

Guidelines

  1. Send only new, unpublished work. By submitting you are declaring that your submission is new, unpublished, and was written by you.
  2. Preferred length is no more than one page. We will only rarely accept a poem that is more than one page long. The one-page limit includes your name and address, which should not be in a header. A poem in the epic form will be considered but only if it is exceptionally stellar and ten pages max.
  3. All work should be in 12 point Times New Roman and attached as a Microsoft doc or docx. Title in Bold, Not Underlined.
  4. You can send only one poem inspired by one or more of the three categories: Stars, Sun, and Moon. Please include the category name(s) in your submission. For example, if you are sending one inspired by Sun and Moon then type Sun and Moon in the box asking for Theme Words. Your poem should take the theme words as springboards to your poem. While you might choose to write a poem with a scientific bent about the chemistry of stars, instead, a sun poem might be about love, or a moon poem might be about death. These words have an essential connection to Earth. They provide concrete images that lead you to the meaning of your poem.
  5. How you approach these subjects is up to you. Your poem may be literal, metaphorical, magical, comical, etc. as long as it incorporates the subject in some way. Poems might be formal—traditional or innovative—. We encourage forms representative of indigenous cultures, as well as classical forms that are an accepted staple of world literature. (i.e., sonnet, ghazal, tanka, villanelle, elegy, etc.) Something different? Surprise us!
  6. We are happy to receive poems that are written in a poet’s native language, but an English translation must be included with your submission.
  7. You must include your home address in your submission. Please put it both in your submittable form and also at the top of your poem's page. An aim of this anthology is to present a global picture of Earth’s poetry. We will not be reading blind submissions. Quality is paramount but location is also a determining factor in acceptance.

       8. Submit by 11:59 pm EST, May 30, 2022

       9. Do not expect to hear from us soon.  It's a big world and this will take time.

     

The Polaris Trilogy 1 Guidelines

This is a Brick Street Poetry Inc. call, only for poets living in Continental Europe, Scandanavian Countries, Iceland, Greenland, and Africa, to submit poems for Volume One of our Polaris Trilogy Anthology. The three volumes of The Polaris Trilogy will be launched aboard the Space X flight scheduled to depart for the South Pole of the Earth’s Moon in 2023 where they will reside for millions of years as part of the Lunar Codex.

The window for submitting is short so act quickly. This is a unique opportunity. There is no cost to submit. Please read the guidelines thoroughly and follow them exactly. Double-check! If they are not followed exactly expect your entry to be discarded.

Guidelines

  1. Send only new, unpublished work. By submitting you are declaring that your submission is new, unpublished, and was written by you.
  2. Preferred length is no more than one page. We will only rarely accept a poem that is more than one page long. The one-page limit includes your name and address, which should not be in a header. A poem in the epic form will be considered but only if it is exceptionally stellar. Ten pages max for an outstanding epic.
  3. All work should be in 12 point Times New Roman and attached as a Microsoft doc or docx. Title in Bold, Not Underlined.
  4. You can send only one poem inspired by one or more of the three categories: Rock, Water, and Air. Please include the category name(s) in the box asking about Theme Words. For example, if you are sending one inspired by Rock and Air then type Rock and Air in the box and also at the top of your poem. Your poem should take the theme words as springboard to your poem. While you might choose to write a poem with a scientific bent about sedimentary rock, instead, a water poem might be about love, or an air poem might be about death. These words are essential parts of our planet. They provide concrete images that lead you to the meaning of your poem.
  5. How you approach these subjects is up to you. Your poem may be literal, metaphorical, magical, comical, etc. as long as it incorporates the subject in some way. Poems might be formal—traditional or innovative—. We encourage forms representative of indigenous cultures, as well as classical forms that are an accepted staple of world literature. (i.e., sonnet, ghazel, tanka, villanelle, elegy, etc.) Surprise us!
  6. We are happy to receive poems that are written in a poet’s native language, but an English translation must be included with your submission.
  7. You must include your home address in your submission. Please put it both in the appropriate submittable box and at the top of your poem page. An aim of this anthology is to present a global picture of Earth’s poetry. We will not be reading blind submissions. Quality is paramount but location is also a determining factor in acceptance.

        8. Submit by 11:59 pm EST, May 30, 2022

        9. Do not expect to hear from us soon.  It's a big world and this will take time.           

submit 1-5 poems

include name, address & phone number

simultaneous submissions ok, but please submit poems SEPARATELY so they can be withdrawn if necessary

Submit multiple poems in one submission only if NOT simultaneous
Tipton Poetry Journal