Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Jellyfish Whispers invites original and previously unpublished nature themed poetry to its pages. . .

Authors must be over 18 to submit.

Send one to three works in the body of an email to:

Subject of email:  "[author's name] Poetry Submission for Jellyfish Whispers"

Please include a third-person author bio with your submission.
Acceptance grants Jellyfish Whispers one time electronic publishing rights.  Upon publication, all rights revert immediately to the author.  If a poem published in Jellyfish Whispers is later published elsewhere, we respectfully ask that you credit us as the original market.
Publication is on a rolling basis.
Published work will be retained in the archives of Jellyfish Whispers on a non-exclusive basis for as long as the editor sees fit.  Jellyfish Whispers retains the right to potentially select certain works published on their page for inclusion in annual, "best of" print anthology, Storm Cycle -- All authors being notified in advance of such selection for additional publication.
Absolutely NO simultaneous submissions.  The editor will do her best to review work and respond in as timely a manner as humanly possible.  Simultaneous submissions just add unnecessary complications that interfere with that process.
Absolutely NO attachments.  Any submission received that has an attachment will be deleted.  (Please do not make me banish potentially excellent work for such a pointless mistake in following directions.) 
What the editor does not want to see:
  • Erotica
  • War Poetry
  • Haiku or any other Form Poetry
  • Rhyming Poetry
What the editor does want to see:
  • High quality Free Verse poetry – literary, mainstream, and experimental forms are welcome -- with Nature and/or Interaction with Nature as the primary subject/focal point of the poem
  • Imagery that makes her feel something strongly – whatever that something is
  • Prose Poetry is also welcome, but must be exceptional as well as theme-based
Jellyfish Whispers is a nonpaying publication.
Thank you for your patronage.


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    I want so much to respond but couldn't figure out how to do that.

    1. greetings, you could send it to, and I'll post it for you, if that's helpful-
      best, ed. ayaz daryl nielsen of bear creek haiku

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