Button Poetry

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L Browne, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Sierra DeMulder.
Reading Period: 
Jul 15 to Aug 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 

Editorial Focus

We value energy and voice and force, work that crosses borders or effaces them completely, work that enters into larger social conversations, work that lives in the world, work with calloused hands and a half-empty stomach. We think poetry is and ought to be part of our everyday lives and culture.

Tips From the Editor

Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length (20-30 pages) manuscript of poetry using our online submission manager. The manuscript, in one PDF file, should include: a title page with the title of the book only (no contact or identifying information about the author), a table of contents page, and the text itself. Include, in the Cover Letter section of our submission manager only, a brief letter with the title of your work and your contact info, as well as a brief bio. Your name and contact information SHOULD NOT appear anywhere in the manuscript–we only want your name in the Cover Letter section itself. (Note: If your name appears in a poem, change it / falsify it / cut the poem—if your name appears anywhere in the manuscript, your entry will be disqualified.)

Contact Information

Button Poetry, Executive Director
1219 Marquette
STE 113
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017