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A Note from Our Poetry Editor

Monday, January 1st, 2018


The first Monday of each month, International Psychoanalysis features a different poet  in a column called Poetry Monday.  Since its inception in April 2008, most poems have been solicited from poets whose work we know and admire. Now, however, we also consider submissions, year-round, from all poets.  We welcome all types of well-crafted poetry, both formal and free verse, regardless of theme. We ask that you first review our archives and then consider sending your best work.  While we do not guarantee acceptance, we do guarantee careful consideration and prompt reply.  Please follow these guidelines for each submission:

5-7 poems, typed on white paper, one side of the page only.  Single-space within each stanza; double-space between stanzas, and indicate stanza breaks.  Include contact information in the upper right-hand corner of each page, and number the pages of each poem separately.

Although we do use previously published poems,( with citations) we ask that at least one poem in each submission be unpublished at the time of submission. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but we must be notified immediately by e-mail ( if any of these poems has been accepted elsewhere.

DO NOT E-MAIL POEMS.  Send them by regular mail to:

Irene Willis
Poetry Editor
International Psychoanalysis
329 Pittsfield Road, #417
Lenox, MA 01240

Include SASE (for reply only) and a cover letter with contact information, publishing history and the titles of the poems you are submitting.

If three of your poems are accepted, we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send a digital file of the poems as a single attachment, a color digital photo and an expanded bio.