Submissions Guidelines

To submit work, please send up to three poems of any length to Lori Howe, EIC of Clerestory, at We publish monthly, so our reading period and call for submissions is always open. Except in the case of issues showcasing the work of one poet, we will publish the work of ten poets in our monthly journal. There are no submission or reading fees associated with Clerestory. Please send only previously unpublished work. We do not publish: rhyme; erotica; poetry for or by children; fiction; non-fiction; artwork; hate speech of any kind.  Simultaneous submissions are acceptable with prompt notification of publication elsewhere. We look for spare, evocative poetry that speaks and paints stories of life in the Mountain West and on the High Plains.