Submissions are open until 11:59PM GMT, 17th April 2021. Inspired by the first month of the New Year, the theme of Issue 9 is ‘Beginnings & Ends‘.


Submit your poems as an attached Word document, not in the body of the email.

You can submit up three poems.

Poems must be no longer than 40 lines.

Use a standard typeface and 12pt. font.

Please put all poems on a new page and make your titles clear.

We accept translations that have been properly credited.


Submit photographs as a high-resolution JPEG or PNG attachment.

If sending more than one photograph, send in either multiple emails or as a Zip file.

If you wish your photo to be accompanied by a caption, please include this in the body of your email.

Submissions should be sent to with the subject line ‘Gentian Submission’.

If you would prefer to be published under a pseudonym, or ‘Anonymous’, please specify in the body of your email.

We accept simultaneous submissions and submissions of previously published work. Please notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere (we’d like to congratulate you!).

We ask for non-exclusive, one-time, worldwide rights to publish your work in a digital format, and then to archive it indefinitely. If your work has first been published with us, and is later reprinted, please credit us with its first appearance.

We accept no hate speech of any kind, and will not accept any poems we feel are racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic or ableist.