~We are now CLOSED for submissions UNTIL October 2018~

  • While we encourage rhymed verse in traditional forms, we also accept finely wrought free verse.
  • Send three-five poems, preferably new, attached in a word document.
  • Please include your email address in the attached word document with your poems.
  • Previously published poems are acceptable if they haven’t appeared online in the last three years.
  • Simultaneous submissions, with notification if a poem is accepted elsewhere, are acceptable.
  • If sending translations, please include the original work. If there are any copyright issues, these must be cleared prior to submission.
  • Send your poems to
  • Expect a reply within three months.
  • Please include your biography in the word document with your poems.

The Orchards Poetry Journal is published in June and December.


orchards stripe