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
    • Previously published poems

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

John C. Mannone

John C. Mannone is the Poetry Editor of the American Diversity Report. He has work in Artemis Journal, Poetry South, Blue Fifth Review, New England Journal of Medicine, Peacock Journal, Gyroscope Review, Baltimore Review, Pedestal, Wordgathering: Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature, Poetica: Journal of Contemporary Jewish Writing and others. He’s a Jean Ritchie Fellowship winner in Appalachian literature (2017) and served as Celebrity judge for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (2018). He’s been nominated for Pushcart, Rhysling, Dwarf Stars and Best of the Net awards. He edits poetry for Abyss & Apex, Silver Blade, and Liquid Imagination. He’s the past president of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild and a retired professor of physics in east TN. http://jcmannone.wordpress.com

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