Please be sure to read the About and Submission Guidelines sections found in the dropdown menu of The Flying Saucer Poetry Review for complete information regarding this literary journal and UFO poetry submissions.
The Flying Saucer Poetry Review is a quarterly, online literary journal devoted exclusively to poetry and artwork about the UFO phenomenon. We are looking for intriguing and enthralling writing and art that presents and attempts to process the seemingly inexplicable and leaves you unsure of what just happened, much like the UFO phenomenon itself. Unbounded creativity in the exploration and treatment of this subject matter is highly prized.
The Flying Saucer Poetry Review accepts every form of poetry in existence, even when it rhymes — as long as the theme of your poetry involves the UFO phenomenon! UFO haiku? Absolutely! UFO fabulist poetry? Of course! UFO free verse? Yes! UFO pastoral poetry (think, idyllic countryside living intruded upon by UFOs)? Most certainly! You get the idea. Be as wildly experimental as you please, no specific formatting guidelines, poetic or stylistic form, device, element or particular aesthetic is required nor requested — as long as the flavor is unabashedly UFO-centric. The one exception here being poetry that is expressly written and formatted to create some sort of shape or image on the page, like a heart or a dove…or a UFO — please do not submit such work to us [it actually makes the editor queasy]. One other caveat, we are not looking for epic UFO poetry on the scale of the ancient Indian Mahabharata that comes in at something like 1.8 million words. So, although we are not officially providing a word limit for UFO poetry here, just know that if it will use up large quantities of the world’s available digital storage space and remaining forests to produce, we’ll likely decline it.
UFO Poetry Submission Guidelines
Submission of Unpublished Work
We accept submission of your original, unpublished work. We are not accepting work that has previously appeared in publication or that has already been selected by another publisher to appear in publication. Note: Self-published work is fine to submit.
You may submit up to five UFO poems. These should be submitted in one batch.
Manuscript & File Format Guidelines
Adhering to the industry standard manuscript format is the default, of course, and so it will always suffice. Remember, the idea behind such formatting is to improve the readability of your manuscript by editors, simple as that, it’s not designed to be oppressive. That said, the following guidelines are important to this publishing house, for all work submitted, including short forms. You’ll notice that our guidelines adhere to the standard manuscript format for the most part, but not entirely, as is the case with most publishers — we know what we like, and we’re going for a certain aesthetic.
Adhering to our specific guidelines facilitates ease of digital transferability of your work in addition to the aforementioned readability and aesthetic.
- Left-aligned title (for short form work)
- Byline (skip it, we look at name placement from a whole-page aesthetic)
- Left-aligned text
- One-inch margins all around
- 12-pt font
- Times New Roman
- Black ‘ink’
- Double spaced for long form (not necessary for short form)
- One space after a period, not two
- File must be submitted in an editable format, specifically, a Word Document (.doc).
- ATTENTION: Do not try to submit a Word .docx file (that’s .docX), our web hosting service will not allow a .docx file to be uploaded and so we have blocked that file type in the submission form. This issue has absolutely given us the bivering shitz but there is no working around it. Simply save your .docx file as a .doc file, it’s very quick and easy to do: Open the document > File > Save As > This PC > Location > Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc) > Save (you don’t need to rename it, it creates a new file).
Although not required, please include a short writer/author bio.
We look forward to reviewing your work!