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Earths Daughters
Guidelines for Submissions
  • We urge you either to subscribe to E.D. ($20.00 for two issues ($22 if paying via PayPal)) or to purchase a sample copy ($6.00, including postage)  so that you may have an idea of E.D.'s content and format.
  • E.D. publishes both general and theme-oriented issues. Information about upcoming issues is generally available in the late fall. Subscribers receive advance notice of upcoming themes or general issues. Unsolicited manuscripts which do not meet announced criteria will be returned, as will mss. received past the announced deadline date.
  • We are now accepting emailed submissions! Please send your entire submission in ONE Word file (.doc/.docx format only) to earthsdaughters@gmail.com. Make sure to include your name, address, and email on every page of your submission. If you would like to include a cover letter, please make that part of your submission file as well.
  • All mailed submissions must be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope (SASE) which is the same size and carries the same amount of postage as the envelope used for the submissions. If you do not want your mss. returned, please say so in your cover letter and include a stamped self-addressed envelope so we may notify you of our decision regarding your work.
  • Please send to our mailing address:
    Earth's Daughters
    P.O. Box 41, Central Park Station
    Buffalo, NY 14215.
  • For each issue, writers are requested to submit only 3 poems or short prose pieces (500 word max), 3 pages double spaced. Because of formatting limitations, we ask that you keep in mind that our usual page width margin is approximately five inches. If your poetry submissions exceed that margin, please indicate where line breaks can be made.
  • Simultaneous submissions are OK, but we must be notified immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.
  • We prefer unpublished work.
  • Once you have submitted work, please be patient. After the announced deadline for an issue, it generally takes the collective at least two months to read through the hundreds of submissions E.D. received. If you must contact us (change of address or other reason), please email earthsdaughters@gmail.com and be sure to state the theme of the issue for which your submission was intended and the title(s) of your work.
  • We acquire first rights only, after which the copyright reverts to the writer.
  • Contributors will receive two copies of the issue for which they have been accepted. Additional copies are available at cost.
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