Please note: multiple poems must be uploaded as one file.

  • Please submit 3-5 original, unpublished poems.
  • Please include your brief bio and a jpeg author photo. 
  • We tend not to publish prose or epic poems. 

Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please let us know as soon as your work has been accepted elsewhere. 

We want poetry that connects readers to voices-of-witness, to a life lived, through the music and imagery of poetic language. We hope this moment of witness connects our readers with that song, the grace note from your experience of this world.

We value the work we publish but regret that we are unable to offer payment at this time. IthacaLit is an independently funded journal begun and run on a limited budget since 2011.

Poems are chosen by the editors, and we understand that good work may be rejected due to our perception of IthacaLit as a whole.