Submissions

POPLORISH is a publication of Old Growth Northwest. We emphasize emerging writers, publishing digital issues three times yearly. We accept poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as artwork and photography. Some issues are organized around a particular theme, and some are open for general submissions.

POPLORISH is not currently accepting submissions.

Submission Details and Requirements

We love artists who think outside the box, but rules should only be broken for good reason, so remember to revise and format. As a regional magazine, our only stipulation for unsolicited submissions is some connection to the Pacific Northwest. While the purpose of the magazine is to promote emerging writers and artists, we welcome unsolicited submissions from all talented individuals supportive of our cause.

Our submissions are rolling and we accept works year round. What we like runs the gambit: genre writing, experimental, pretty pretty poems, your grossest, darkest secrets, we want to see it all. Give us your best.

All submissions will be accepted electronically only. Email all submissions as an attachment to poplorish@oldgrowthnw.org. DO NOT send submissions in the body of the email. We aren’t sticklers for traditional formatting, but ask you to limit your fonts to 12 pt Courier or Times New Roman. Be sure to include a short cover letter indicating your regional connection as well as other pertinent information. Please designate the genre of your submission in the subject line (ie. Poetry for poems, etc) As of yet, we cannot offer compensation for works we publish, but we hope to change that within our first few issues as Old Growth gets underway.

We welcome submissions from anyone incarcerated who demonstrates a connection to the Pacific Northwest. Prisoners may submit work to our P.O. Box:

Attn: POPLORISH
Old Growth Northwest
P.O. Box 30046
Seattle, WA 98103

Fiction Guidelines

Word Limit: We publish stories up to 25,000 in length
Rights: First electronic American Rights
Language: English
Format: .doc, .docx, or .rft

Poetry Guidelines

Limit: Up to 6 poems; please format and submit as a single document
Rights: First electronic American Rights
Language: English. We accept non-English poems but they must include an English translation
Format: .doc, .docx, or .rft

Art & Photography Guidelines

Limit: up to 6 pieces
Rights: First electronic American Rights
Format: .jpg or .pdf

Comic Submissions

Poplorish will be publishing one comic in each issue. This should also be theme specific.

Limit: up to 3 comics
Rights: First electronic American Rights
Format: .jpg or .pdf

Nonfiction Guidelines

We accept creative nonfiction as well as criticism and reviews. This includes personal essays on Northwest life and culture, travel accounts about this region, and articles or reviews about poets, authors, musicians, artists, and other culturally important figures and institutions from the Pacific Northwest.

Word Limit: 10,000 words
Rights: First electronic American Rights
Language: English
Format: .doc, .docx, or .rft

Please direct inquiries to poplorish@oldgrowthnw.org, and include the word “Inquiry” in the subject header.

Thank you for your interest and best of luck with your writing!