Submissions are temporarily closed. Idiolexicon will be back in a new format in the spring of 2011.
Poetry is huge. We're interested in poetry's ever-morphing relationships with language, grammar, rhythm, metaphor, image..., but we're interested in its relationship with other things, too: politics, economics, theatre, video games, opera, popular music, religion. The most compelling poetry is argumentative without being didactic, political without being dogmatic.
Our hope is that as Idiolexicon grows, it will become a harbor for serious argument and dialogue through poetry. Send responses to other poems that have been featured in Idiolexicon. Send responses to other poems that have not been featured in Idiolexicon. Send your notes from yesterday's football game. Send your annotated version of the State of the Union address. Send the rejection letter you'd send Harold Bloom if you had the chance.
- Poetry and short prose pieces, mainly poetry.
- Slam poets are welcome here. Just don't break anything.
- Send 3-7 poems, or one long poem. We're interested in doing longer stints with sets of poems that we like, so it might be good to send poems that fit together well.
- Previously published is fine, if you tell us that it's been previously published, and where. Simultaneous subs are fine, just let us know if someone good accepts it.
- If at all possible, send your poems in the body of your email. If that's not possible, send your poems as a PDF file. If that's not possible either, explain in your email why we should trust your Word document not to have a virus in it.
- We're also interested in mp3 recordings of featured poems (studio-quality or live performance). Send files via yousendit.
- Send submissions to submissions at idiolexicon dot com.
- This is all an experiment. If we don't take your piece, it's not because we don't like it. It just might not fit with what we're trying to do right now.
- Idiolexicon is licensed under Creative Commons (non-commercial, attribution, share-alike). You retain all rights.