Poetry

Poetry Submissions – Guidelines

ADR Poetry Editor John C. Mannone chooses about 2 poems  to be published each month and included in that month’s e-newsletter.

MannoneNote from John: “Thank you for considering American Diversity Report as a home for your poetry. Poetry is special to both ADR and to me. The aesthetics of this lovely venue is implicit in the name—American Diversity, which embraces a plethora of themes including, but not limited to cultural diversity, religious diversity,  inclusion, equity and tikkun olam (Hebrew meaning repair of the world).
 CLICK to read more about John and his vision for ADR Poetry.

Please follow these guidelines for poetry submissions:

  • TIMING:  Deadline for submissions is noon on the 15th of each month (September – May).
  • STYLE: Minimum of 12 lines. Do not repeat title as first line.
  • LANGUAGE: Please use American English spelling, punctuation, grammar.
  • BIO: No more than 100 words.  No all-caps, e-mails, or underlining. Italicize titles & venues, but not publishers/presses.
  • FORMAT: Send poem (up to 5 poems) and bio in one file attachment – one page each.
  • SECURITY: To avoid receiving spam, do not include  live links in the bio, phone numbers, or email addresses in your bio.
  • LOGISTICS: Submissions must be in word.doc or word.docx format using Times New Roman size 12 font.
  • SUBMIT: Attach submissions in an e-mail  with the subject line ADR Poetry Submission to jcmannone@gmail.com
  • ART WORK:  Optional. You may submit art work/graphics, citing its origin, as jpg attachment. Note that the bottom quarter of your graphics may not show up on our template and please plan accordingly.
  • ITEMS NOT PUBLISHED

    • Profanity or hate speech
    • Political endorsements
    • Previously published poems
    • Anonymous submissions

ADR TOPICS: For details and/or examples of our featured themes CLICK on …

John C. Mannone

John C. Mannone has work in (or forthcoming) North Dakota Quarterly, Adanna Literary Journal, Rye Whiskey Review, Number One, Windhover, Poetry South, Nadwah: Poetry in Translation, Baltimore Review and others. He won the Jean Ritchie Fellowship (2017) in Appalachian literature and served as celebrity judge for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (2018). He edits poetry for American Diversity Report and some speculative magazines. A retired physicist, John lives between Chattanooga & Knoxville, TN. http://jcmannone.wordpress.com

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