Dear Contributors, Please note that as of Sept 1, 2022 we are OPEN for new submissions in POETRY. 

We will open for submissions in Fiction and Nonfiction on Oct. 1, 2022


Thank you for being Normal! 

-- Editors

Submission Guidelines for Poetry: Limit 5 poems per submission. Single-spaced, 12-point (readable) font, with name, address, and email on the submission. Format the document as .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf. Please include a brief cover letter, and remind us if we know you.

Send us your weird, your strange, your hybrids, your rough edged, thorned, and deadly. We want the poetry that captures, transports, conjures, imagines, materializes you on a page. We consider poetry of any form, style, or focus. Stretch out language(s), blend them, if your work is bilingual/trilingual/a polyglot, send us the magic. The poems that don’t seem to fit, that the mold can’t seem to hold, we want them to find a home here. Black and Indigenous people, and people of color; LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and other voices that have been historically under-represented and marginalized, help us redefine normal.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know immediately if the piece is accepted elsewhere. Please notify us of withdrawals by sending us a note through submittable. We consider only previously unpublished work.

IF your work is inspired by or borrows heavily from the work of other poets/writers/artists, please tell us about this in your cover letter.

The Normal School