~We are now OPEN for submissions~

  • While we encourage rhymed verse in traditional forms, we also accept finely wrought free verse.
  • Send up to three poems, preferably unpublished.
  • Please send your poems in a word document (not a pdf) and attach it to your email. Include your name and a fifty-word biography, inside the word document. 
  • 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.
  • No translations, please.
  • Send your poems to
  • Expect a reply within three months.

The Orchards Poetry Journal is published in June and December.


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