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sand dollar submissions

submissions for our second ever anthology are now open! sand dollars: a little book of little poems will appear in print in 2025, featuring oceanic poetry of five lines or fewer. as with the pearl, all proceeds from the anthology will be donated to the un refugee agency.

if accepted for sand dollars, your work will also appear in our general line-up online, before the printing of the journal.
do beware that our publishing software doesn't handle formatting very well, so think twice before you submit a work heavily dependent on visual presentation. for an example of what the display would look like online, we'd encourage you to look at the page of "ghost ship" by charlotte oliver. (

unfortunately, for this print anthology, reprints are not accepted, although we encourage you to send reprints to our general submissions for publication online. simultaneous submissions are allowed, and if you need to withdraw your piece for any reason, please email us immediately. we retain the right to feature your work on our website indefinitely, in any audio and visual formats, and in print. everything else is yours :)
unfortunately, we aren't able to pay authors at this time; however, we will actively promote your writing and nominate for awards like best of net and pushcart. 

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submitters should know...

we will not publish hate speech of any kind, and we reserve the right to rescind an acceptance if we learn of an author or a work's intolerance.

we want (and try) to be an ally to everybody in the poetry community, especially if you are lgbtqia+, bipoc, of mixed heritage, neurodivergent, disabled, and/or a woman. we know it can be tough to get your voices out there, but we want to read your amazing, beautiful poetry.

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