Submissions will remain open throughout 2024.

Please send up to five poems to

Please put your name and 'Submission' in the subject line.

A cover letter is welcome but not necessary.

Include a third-person bio of fifty words or less.

Please attach your submission in a .doc(x) file.​

Include your name in the title of the attached file.

Response times range from 1 hour to 1 month.

The volume of submissions and lack of staff unfortunately necessitates the use of form rejections. We appreciate your understanding.

All poems published in the online issues will be considered for an annual print anthology from New Voyage Books.

If your work is accepted at The Basilisk Tree, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights, all archival rights, plus the rights to reprint in any future anthologies. Upon publication all rights revert back to the author. You agree that if your poem(s) subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to The Basilisk Tree.

Submission Guidelines