Bone Bouquet seeks to publish the best new writing by female-identified and non-binary poets, from artists both established and emerging. We are especially interested in work that breaks with tradition, creating new forms by dwelling in thought rather than seeking epiphany.

We accept submission of poetry, poetry reviews, and poetics statements--see each category for details. We only accept submissions via Submittable; emailed submissions will be deleted unread.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as we are notified when work is accepted elsewhere. Please make a note of withdrawals using Submittable's "add a note to this submission" function. It is difficult to track emails about this matter; please do not email about withdrawals.

Bone Bouquet only accepts previously unpublished work; we request first electronic rights, and would like to archive your work on the site. Please note that your work first appeared in Bone Bouquet if it is reprinted elsewhere on the web or in print.

Submissions are OPEN for reviews only! 

Poetry submissions are TEMPORARILY closed while we catch up with our backlog and will reopen September 15, 2016. Please do not submit your poems under the poetics statement or book reviews categories--this is a rude thing to do. Thanks!
Manifestos, rants, poetics statements.

For submissions longer than 1,000 words, query with a sample paragraph via this category. We'll ask for the rest if we're curious!

Please do NOT submit poems under this category. Poetry submissions will re-open September 15, 2016.
Reviews of books by women-identified poets published in the last four years. (For older books, query by email to