Submission Guidelines

We are not your normal poetry magazine. We want to make poetry universal

for all people.

We enjoy poetry that is visceral, rhythmic, deep, stylish, emotional, clever, and thought provoking.  If you want to get a feel for what we like then read our columnists, and the poets that we have published.  Don’t just submit without reading the magazine first.

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if any of the work you submit to us is being published elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work.

  When submitting send us three original pieces in a single doc. or pdf. file.  Please include a 2-4 sentence bio, telling us something about you. We also accept performance pieces and music videos for our special 3TV section.  Please send along the lyrics or poem along with any video you send.  Because we publish daily we do encourage timely submissions regarding breaking news, events, or holidays. 

Any questions regarding our submissions policy or to send us 3TV submissions please email us at

Thanks again for reading Oddball Magazine!



31 thoughts on “Submission Guidelines

  1. Hello,
    I think you are doing something wonderful here. I have noticed that many little literary gems seem to dismiss humorous writing as inconsequential and I would like to submit somewhere. Do you accept funny writing? I only laugh at myself and don’t find the need to curse or put down others. If you don’t that’s okay too. I’ll send something serious for consideration and continue reading no matter what.




  2. No rush or anything, but I submitted a few poems back in August and I was just wondering if you had had a look? If you chose not to go with them that’s fine, just curious!


    • We try to respond in 2 months time, because we’re a small undermanned volunteer operation. We are slightly behind but hope to catch up this coming week to those who submitted in May and June.


  3. Submitted three poems on December 16, 2016. Submittable marks them as “Received.” That’s quite some time ago, Are they still being considered?

    Neil Ellman
    ellmans (at) comcast (dot) net


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