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Volume X: Alabama

DEADLINE:  June 1, 2022

Editors William Wright, J. Bruce Fuller, and Adam Vines now seek submissions for the tenth in the The Southern Poetry Anthology series, featuring Alabama poets. The anthology will be published by Texas Review Press in 2023.

If you are an Alabama native, or if you have lived in Alabama for more than one year, please feel free to send up to 5 poems for consideration. This anthology is not limited to those who have published before; we invite first-time submitters as well as those who have had full-length works of poetry published with national presses. The only rules: Poems must be original and of high quality.

We consider formal poems and free verse. Poems about Alabama are not necessarily championed over other motifs and themes, as we wish for the "sense of place" to manifest in different ways, with different voices.


Please type "Alabama Poetry Submission" as your submission title, then include your first and last names in parentheses. For example: Alabama Poetry Submission (John Smith).

Please include a short cover letter within the text of Submittable submission, as well as the names of the poems submitted. Submit a maximum of five poems and ensure that the poems are sent in .rtf (Rich Text Format), .doc (Word 1997-2003), or .docx (Word 2007 or 2010) format. Please include all submitted poems in only one attachment.

All submissions should include a recent bio (up to 150 words) after the poems, on a separate page. Please italicize names of publications.

We welcome both new and previously published work. However, if poems have been previously published, submitters must hold rights to them and provide full publication data (journal and/or book publisher, title of book/journal if applicable, date of publication).

Thank you for your attention. We look forward to reading your work.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.