Word Salad is proud to be back in publication on the web.
Word Salad seeks to give talented poets a place to see their creations in publication. It is quick and easy to use the submission forms to send us your poems. However, we never compromise on quality. We typically publish less than ten-percent of what we receive in submissions.
We have a few guidelines to offer poets seeking to submit poems to us for publication. We require that all poems submitted to us online include your name, or pseudonym, and your email address. We cannot use your work if you do not include this information.
We further request that you read the poems we have published and we request that you read the poetry of our staff to get an idea of the kind of poetry we will publish. Doing this will increase your chances of getting published here. If we cannot use your poem(s), try not to take it personally. Instead try to read what we are publishing and compare it to what you submitted. Are there differences? If so that might explain why we could not use a piece. If you are still unsure as to why we couldn’t use your work, you can write to us and we will try to tell the truth as honestly and politely as we can. The fact may be that we just don’t think it fits with the kind of poetry that gets published on Word Salad.
We should add that we do not publish poems that use explicit language of a profane nature. We would like to encourage authors/poets to find other ways of expressing themselves, other uses of language. If you have a poem that you like for Word Salad that uses a four-letter word, perhaps you could try re-wording it a bit to remove the use of the profanity. This also keeps Word Salad as a publication that can be read by a larger audience.