Poetry Submissions

  submit your poems for online publication




  1. By submitting your poems to this website, you are granting Black Cat Poems non-exclusive rights to publish them online.

  2. We do not pay poets to post their work on this site, but we do get quite a bit of traffic, so publishing your poems here may get you some exposure.

  3. We do not publish every poem submitted. In fact, we are very selective. Some poems don't meet our quality standards, others are simply not right for our website.

  4. By submitting poems, you are claiming them as your own intellectual property. Do not submit poems belonging to anyone other than yourself. Copyright infringement is a crime and punishable by hefty fines.

  5. Include all poems in the text of your email. Do not include any attachments to this email.

  6. Include your name, nationality, and year of birth in the text of your email. If accepted, this information will be published along with your poetry to give our visitors some context.

  7. Do not submit more than six poems at a time.

  8. Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot respond to every poet. If your poems are accepted, you will hear from us within a few days.

  9. By submitting poems, you acknowledge and agree to all of the above.


Email submissions to: cat@blackcatpoems.com