CLUTCHING AT STRAWS loves poetry that is strange, head-scratching, absurd, and hilarious.
No rules. If you rhyme, it better be damn funny.
Simultaneous submissions are ok.
I’ve trashed the “Author Bio” section for a few reasons. First of all, I was spending WAY too much time entering and formatting the biographies. Also, I think the work itself is the author’s calling-card. If the reader reads your poem and loves it, I’m sure she could find out more with a simple Google search. If you want to list your achievements in your submission as a way to impress me, go right ahead, but those achievements won’t see the light of day (on this site, at least). Sorry if this change offends or upsets anybody.
Please paste 1-3 poems to the body of an email and send it to email@example.com
I aim to post a new poem every day, or at least every other day. If the work is good, it’ll show up. Acceptance/ Rejection could take anywhere from two weeks to six months. Send your best stuff.
The author retains all rights to their work.
I can’t pay you.