Ends on December 15, 2018

$3.00 USD

Submit up to 3 poems. Please include all poems in one file, maximum of 5 pages per overall submission.

Please use standard formatting (Times New Roman, 12 point.)

Thin Air reads blind, so please make sure that your manuscript does not contain any identifying information.

Submissions received before December 1, 2018, will be considered for the Spring 2019 issue. Submissions received up until May 1, 2019 will be considered for the Spring 2020 issue. 

We will only consider previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your piece and let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere.


We look for poems that resonate with readers, that vibrate with a emotional frequency, and that have paid immense attention to language, sound, imagery, tone, and other lyrical forms. We encourage poem(s) that show a moving, personal progression from one point to another. 

More than anything, send us poems that you want to read. Feel free to check out our previous publications in poetry for an idea of what we like. Thanks for submitting, and good luck!

Submissions close on December 15. We will reopen for submissions for the 2020 issue following winter break.