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Agates Submission Guidelines:   


  • Agates accepts ONLY poems and ONLY from current League members 
  • Previously published poems are accepted * 
  • Poems must not exceed 32 lines 
  • Submit up to five poems per submission period through Submittable  
  • Submit poems as .doc or .docx files 
  • One poem per page 
  • Include your name, phone number, postal address and email address in the upper right-hand corner of each submission 
  • All poems except haiku or senryu must have titles 
  • Proofread your work carefully 
  • If your poem’s punctuation breaks from convention, please include a statement of your intention, or it may be edited conventionally 
  • Poems are only kept for one submission period, so do submit your work each year 
  • Submission deadline is June 1st

    * while Agates accepts previously published poetry, we only list credits for previous publication of the NFSPS contest winners included in Encore.  Agates prints up to three NFSPS contest prize-winning poems by any given member per issue/year.  NFSPS contest winning poems may exceed the 32 line limit. 
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.