Text Box: Submission Guidelines

Poem, Story, Essay and Visuals














We accept the following:


quality poems and short stories

essays on poetics or creative writing

biographic essays about established poets and prose artists

photographs to accompany essays or bios

original illustrations and artwork



Deadline for Winter 2015 Issue (Volume IV, Issue II):  November 30th, 2015



Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for inclusion in the following issue of the (e)zine. Our next issue deadline is November 30th, 2015 and that issue will be released as (Volume V, Issue II).


· all submissions must be unpublished works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!








































Our E-Zine appears online-only twice a year, in Summer (July) and Winter (February). Deadlines are: June 30th for the Summer issue and November  30th for the Winter Issue.


Please see the Contest pages for information about the Issue Contests, their Judges and prizes. All submissions are considered for the Issue Contests.


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.

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