Slipstream welcomes the submission of poetry, black & white photography and artwork throughout the year. All rights revert to author/artist upon publication and payment is one copy of the issue in which your work appears. 

We are currently accepting work for an issue on the theme "SHARPS & FLATS."  Creative interpretations encouraged. Submit black & white or color photographs, drawings, illustrations, and digital art.  No single piece need include both items.

Acceptable formats include: .jpg, .gif, .tif, and .pdf.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2024.


Slipstream is currently reading for Issue #44 which will explore the theme of "SHARPS & FLATS." Highly interpretive submissions are encouraged. No single piece need include both items.

Deadline for submissions for the theme issue is: May 31, 2024.  

Submit up to five (5) unpublished poems in ONE DOCUMENT FILE ONLY. (We consider a piece published if it has previously appeared in print or in any electronic form). Simultaneous submissions are fine but please notify us immediately should a poem or submission be accepted elsewhere--using the MESSAGES feature in Submittable.

Please do not submit again until you have received a response on the status of your current submission.

All rights revert to  author upon publication and payment is one copy of the issue in which your work appears.

We prefer contemporary urban themes—writing from the gut that is not afraid to bark or bite—and shy away from pastoral, religious, and rhyming verse.


A two-issue subscription of Slipstream Magazine plus the two most recent award-winning poetry chapbooks.  A $40 value for $20. Subscription includes the latest issue of Slipstream and the current chapbook publication plus next year's issue of the magazine and chapbook. 

This offer is limited to residents of the USA only. 


Thank you for considering a donation to Slipstream. 

Slipstream is a non-profit organization that has been publishing a magazine and poetry chapbooks since 1980. We do not receive funding--or other forms of support--from any outside agency, organization or entity. We are totally self-sufficient and rely on the support of readers and writers such as yourself to keep going. All money raised by Slipstream goes directly into the production and distribution of the books we publish. We are committed to producing a high-quality printed product and, as such, have to contend with constantly rising costs of printing and distribution. We trust you are committed, as we are, to preserving and promoting the art of poetry and providing a quality platform for new and unique voices in the genre. Keep in mind, donations, while much appreciated, do not influence editorial decisions. 

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