Submission Guidelines

Poem, Story, Essay, Review and Visuals












The author retains copyright of their work.  However, we reserve first internet publication copyright. We also reserve the right to publish any work submitted to the magazine in a future Big Pond Rumours Anthology in print publication format.


We accept the following:


quality poems and short stories

essays on poetics or creative writing

poetry and novel book reviews

biographic essays about established poets

photographs to accompany essays or bios

original illustrations and artwork


Deadline for Winter 2006 Issue (Volume I, Issue II):  December 15th, 2006


Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for inclusion in the following issue of the (e)zine. Our 3rd issue deadline is May 15th, 2007 and it will be released on our first anniversary as the Summer 2007 Issue (Volume II, Issue I).


· all submissions must be unpublished works

· simultaneous submissions are not accepted


There is a Contest with prizes for every issue!

• Poetry • Prose • Essay


If you are making a submission to us, please read the next page carefully!




POEMS: Submit up to 6 standard pages of poetry (single-spaced) with your name in the top right corner of each page.


SHORT STORIES / VIGNETTES: Submit 1-15 pages of prose (double-spaced) with your name in the top right corner.







































Our ‘zine appears twice a year, in Summer (July) and Winter (January). Deadlines are: June 1st for the Summer issue and December 1st for the Winter Issue.


Please see the Contest pages for information about the Issue Contests, their Judges and prizes. Please see the Big Pond Rumours Press website for a description of the Press publications that are awarded as prizes in the Contests for each issue.


All submissions are considered for the Issue Contests.

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