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For Essays, Reviews, and Other Prose
- Please send 1 original review, essay, interview, or other poetry-related prose piece to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For reviews, craft essays, pedagogy discussions, and related articles, please limit documents to a word count between 500 and 800 words. Jarfly only reads and published book reviews for poetry (both full-length collections and chapbooks). Reviews should focus primarily on the book in question, and should demonstrate a close reading of the text. If the review references secondary sources, please include a brief, informal works cited page.
- Jarfly's review philosophy is that reviews are an avenue for writers to give back to the literary and poetry communities. While we like reviews that are critical and rigorous, we are not looking for take-downs, mean-spirited, or overwhelmingly negative commentaries. We think that unpleasant, vindictive reviews don't benefit anyone and if you send us one, chances are that we won't publish it.
- It is worth noting that we are eager to read and publish pedagogy and resources for teachers. If you have lesson/unit plans, activities, discussion points, or other resources, that revolve around poetry for grades K-12 or for university undergraduates, Jarfly is excited to share these resources and spread a love for poetry to student communities that are altogether too often jaded to it.
- If you have any other questions about what prose we're looking for, or if you have a piece that you aren't sure if we would publish, please use our contact form to inquire. We'll respond as soon as possible!
- Please send 3-5 high-resolution (300 dpi is ideal) scans/photographs/artworks to email@example.com.
- We're open for many things, but mainly, we're looking for thoughtful, compelling artwork with a message.
- As far as photography goes, we tend to avoid nature shots (unless it questions or explores broader social ideas), family photography (unless it's photojournalism), and abstract experimentation (e.g. long-exposure, blurry images). We like photography that speaks to regional life, that explores how people relate with one another, that interprets and reinterprets, that causes us to rethink and question ourselves and the world around us.
- We enjoy illustration and concept design, and we consider these genres just as worth of the "art" category as painting, sculpture, and other media.
- We don't publish fan-art, figure studies, voyeuristic artwork, or artwork depicting graphic violence. If you have content questions, consider whether or not the work could be shown in a public high school and let that guide you. If you have more specific questions, feel free to use our contact form to inquire.