~We are now CLOSED for submissions until January 2018~

  • While we encourage rhymed verse in traditional forms, we also accept finely wrought free verse.
  • Send three-five poems, preferably new.
  • 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.
  • Submissions may be sent in the body of an email if there is no special formatting involved in reprinting them.
  • If any of your poems require special formatting, please send your submission as an attachment in Word or Rich Text format.
  • 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 editoratorchards(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Expect a reply within three months.

The Orchards Poetry Journal is published in June and December.


orchards stripe