View From Atlantis is primarily interested in speculative poetry (fantasy, science fiction, supernatural horror, etc), but literary poems and poetry from other genres will be considered as long as they fit the issue theme in some manner. Prose poems, flash fiction and excerpts from longer works will also be considered. Please check below for themes and submission periods. Submissions sent outside of submission periods will be deleted unread.
Everyone is welcome to submit regardless of identity or publication history.
All submission emails will be deleted after acceptance and rejection emails are sent out (which should take place within approximately two weeks of the submission period closing) and will not be shared. The only information necessary with you submission is your byline and contact email.
Please only submit to a specific theme during its open call.
Theme: Uncaring Universe
Open: 19th September to 2nd October
The universe – big, alien and uncaring. Whether earthbound or cosmos-traversing, share your tales of encounters with the true meaningless of human existence in the vastness of space.
Theme: Samhain Scares
Open: 3rd October to 16th October
Yes, it’s Hallowe’en again. In particular, pieces with a Celtic or folkloric element would be appreciated for this year’s issue.
Theme: Beyond the Veil
Open: 17th October to 30th October
Having passed Hallowe’en, we now follow Orpheus and others on their quests in search for the lost dead and lands where death holds no sway and it is possible to live forever – for a price. Recount their quests for this issue.
Poem Length: preferably under 50 lines with a maximum of 200 lines.
Prose Poems/Flash Fiction: preferably under 500 words, with a maximum of 1200 words.
Reprints: Yes – at least one year old for print and commercial e-publications and at least two years old for freely-available e-publications. Must retain reprint rights.
Multiple Submission: Yes – preferably in a single email.
Rights: Non-exclusive – ideally we would like to be able to archive the work for at least two years on the site.
Submit your work in the body of an email to email@example.com (please include your byline and your contact email). Please put ‘View – [Theme]’ in the subject line of your email. No attachments, please.
Acceptances and rejections will be sent out within two weeks of the deadline for the issue – if you do not receive an email, please query in case your email hasn’t arrived or has been missed. You may include a link to your website and/or your work (such as on Amazon) that will be included alongside your work if it is accepted for publication.
Note: If you are under 18 years of age, please get a parent or guardian’s permission to submit.