Hybrid is keenly interested in the creative use of words and language within poetry. We are interested in seeing poetry of all types and forms, but here are some of the things we enjoy:
- Exploration of identity through poetry
- Classical and modern forms, or formless poetry used effectively
- Poetry as a means of dealing with or internalizing emotions
Don’t let this list stop you, but here are some things we’re wary of:
- Epic poems
- Song lyrics
And finally, here is a list of things we will not accept presented in a positive light:
- Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or other forms of discrimination
- Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18
- Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction
- Snuff or Necrophilia
Poetry is published either in the form of a collection of a single poet’s work or in the form of anthologies. If you have a collection of poetry, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a query containing and explanation of the collection and some representative works.
Anthologies will usually be topical and announced here when the calls are opened. There are currently no open calls.
Please submit via email to email@example.com.
Include your name and what you are submitting for in the subject line in the format
[Submission type] [Submission name (for X)] by Author. For example, Jace Doe is submitting their story "Something Awesome," to the Great Stories anthology, they would use the subject line
[Story] [Something Awesome (for Great Stories)] by Jace Doe.
Alternately, for longer work queries, if Anna Doe is submitting a query for her novel Holy Crap, Birds!, she would use the subject line
[Query] [Holy Crap, Birds!] by Anna Doe.
Please submit a synopsis of your work, plus the entire short work, or the first 10,000 words or so (about twenty pages) for longer work queries. We will accept the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Open Document Format/LibreOffice/Calligra Words (.odt), Markdown, TeX of various flavors. We can also accept Google Docs, but would prefer a standalone file.
We appreciate you following these guidelines, as they help all of us keep submissions organized!