Submission Guidelines



Issue One - Unthemed

We can’t wait to read your submissions and would especially like to hear from new and emerging writers, and under-represented voices.

Please send 1-3 unpublished poems or 1 piece of artwork/photography to acropolisjournal@gmail.com.

For poetry, please attach as .doc or .docx. If your poem has any specific formatting or shape please ALSO send a PDF or JPG. For artwork and photography, please attach a JPG.

Each poem should be no longer than two pages, but we’re flexible. If you’re not sure what it is, or it’s more of a hybrid piece, send it to us anyway.

Any font is fine - if in doubt, Baskerville or Times New Roman 12pt single spaced (A5 may be easier to work with to maintain line breaks when publishing).

Simultaneous submissions are fine - just let us know if they are accepted elsewhere. We are aiming to reply to all submissions within four weeks. If you haven’t heard off us after six weeks, please feel free to get in touch.

Submissions close at the end of July, with an aim to publish Issue One in August/September 2021. Please be reassured we will do everything to respect writers and artists. There will never be any charges and we will always treat you and your work with care and kindness. You retain the rights to any pieces published. Please credit Acropolis Journal in any future publications. Submissions are free. Unfortunately, we can't offer payment at this time. By submitting you agree to these terms.

If you would like to please include a bio in a cover note (approx 50-100 words). Tell us as much or as little as you want to about you and your poems, if there’s a particular one you want us to focus on, let us know. Please include trigger warnings, as these will be used on our site, and if you are submitting artwork/photography/hybrids, please include a written description so we can display this. If you have any questions or other requirements for accessibility, please feel free to message. If we ask you to send more, we mean it! We look forward to reading your submissions.