guidelines NOTE: 1870 Press is Closed Permanently

  1. send between 2-5 poems embedded into the body of the email.
  2. no bios.
  3. all writers welcome but any themes that prove to be overtly negative, hostile, and/or inappropriate to a given gender, class, orientation, etcetera will be rejected without comment.
  4. first rights only, all rights revert except for archival purposes.
  5. simultaneous are most welcome. if you don’t let us know you were accepted elsewhere that’s on you.
  6. i may change font and font size without prior notice.
  7. send submissions with a lovely note to
  8. LGBTQIA+ and POC are strongly encouraged to submit.
  9. i try to get responses out in 30 days or less, but that is a goal not a promise.
  10. work that does not follow guidelines, which are seemingly very simple, will be deleted without comment.