We  will not be reopening submission or beginning work on issue 10.2 until  we add one or more Black poetry editors to our staff. Our poetry editors  are unpaid. A commitment of 2-3 hours per week is ideal. Black women or  non-binary folks interested in joining our poetry staff are invited to  email bonebouquet @ gmail to start a conversation. This post will be  updated when change takes place.

We ARE moving forward with  adding a column on reading to the website, open to past contributors to  the magazine. More information on this opportunity to follow.

Bone Bouquet seeks to publish the best new writing by female 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Bone Bouquet only accepts previously unpublished work; we request first electronic rights, and would like to archive your work on the site.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.

Reviews of books by women and non-binary poets published in the last four years. (For older books, query by email to
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