Arsenic Lobster poetry journal
Guidelines For The Submission Of Poems
“…Intelligence is often the enemy of poetry, because it limits too much, and it elevates the poet to a sharp-edged throne where he forgets that ants could eat him or that a great arsenic lobster could fall suddenly on his head…”
Federico García Lorca

The Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal is seeking eloquent emotion, articulate experiment; the charley horse hearted, heavily quirked, the harrowing.

Honed lyricism, stripped narrative. Be compelled, compulsed, MOVED, to write…

New online issues are released in April, August and December. The annual print edition includes selected works published online during the previous year.

Poetry topics, reviews and criticism, and lobster art/photographs (pdf or jpg attachment only), are also welcome.

All submissions must conform to the following guidelines,
  • We take submissions STARTING on November 1 and ENDING on April 30.
  • Simultaneous submissions are OK. Please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Must be submitted electronically in the body of an email. Please, no attachments.
  • All works must be previously unpublished.
  • Each email may include 3-5 poems, any length. Please keep all poems in one email.
  • Include a short, lively bio.
  • Please write your first initial, last name, date and what you are submitting in the SUBJECT LINE.
    Example: D. Carson 3/06/07 Poetry.
  • Please limit your submissions to one per YEAR.
  • We do not pay.
  • Send your email to .

Lobster Still Life by Allen Forrest
About the Artist
The number of pieces will vary from issue to issue.
Thank you for your interest in Arsenic Lobster.

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The Editors
Copyright Notice:
All pages in the Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal site are copyright to G. Pichowsky. All contents including images are copyright to the individual authors. Nothing on this site may be published, republished or transmitted in any form including electronic without the written express permission of the copyright holder. All downloads are for personal use only.