Submission Guidelines

Include name, address, phone number, email, manuscript titles, and brief bio in cover letter.  Enclose stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope for response. If you do not want a copy of jurors’ comments, please say so in your cover letter.

If you wish your manuscript returned, include SASE for its return.  Manuscripts without return SASE will be shredded.

Manuscript must be typed in 12 point Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier font.  Single space poems, and put no more than one poem on a page. Submit no more than seven poems. Double-space fiction.  Include name, address, phone number, and email on each manuscript.

Entries must be previously unpublished.  No simultaneous submissions.  If an entry is accepted for publication, only first-publication rights will be acquired.

Submissions must be post-marked between August 1 and November 30.  Mail to Confluence, P.O. Box 336, Belpre, OH 45714-0336.

 Electronic submissions: Send in an email attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc) or RTF format to Follow above guidelines. 

Authors whose work is accepted for publication will receive three free copies of Confluence.