Submission Guidelines

Octavos is currently Closed to submissions.
Poetry Submissions Closed

Poetry up to 8 lines long. 

microverses is open for submissions year-round.

Octavos is a venue for speculative poetry 8 lines or under. We define a line as containing at least one character. White space doesn’t add to the line count.

Feel free to log your submission on Duotrope or the Submissions Grinder (Octavos | Constraint 280 – Fiction | Constraint 280 – Poetry). We are also listed on Ralan.com.


  • Multiple submissions OK
  • Simultaneous submissions OK
  • Reprints OK
  • Translations OK with documented permission of original author
  • Untranslated submissions in Spanish and Chinese OK. If accepted, S. Qiouyi Lu will provide an English translation for your piece.
    • Se puede enviarnos obras en español. Si publicamos su obra, S. Qiouyi Lu la traducirá al inglés.
    • 我們歡迎繁體和簡體中文的作品。如果我們出版您的作品,陸秋逸會替您翻譯成英文版。
    • 我们欢迎繁体和简体中文的作品。如果我们出版您的作品,陆秋逸会替您翻译成英文版。



We aim to reply to all submissions within 14 days. Please query if you haven’t heard back from us in 35 days.


Payment for work accepted for Octavos is 1 USD/line.