Paperbag accepts previously unpublished poetry, visual art, music/sound, and hybrid work. 


We are interested in presenting portfolios rather than individual pieces. We are open to a wide variety of styles and forms. For a clearer sense of our aesthetic, browse through our past issues. 


Submissions will remain open through May 31, EST.


We look forward to hearing from you.

Paperbag is particularly interested in presenting longer pieces or larger bodies of work. With that in mind, please submit six to twelve pages of poetry.  


Send your submission as a single file with clear breaks for separate poems. 


We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you immediately make a note in Submittable if pieces become unavailable. We only publish previously unpublished work.   



Please submit a portfolio of work (six to twelve pieces). Feel free to upload each as an individual JPG.

We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you immediately make a note in Submittable if pieces become unavailable. We only publish previously unpublished work.    

We welcome submissions of video art. Please upload every video individually. 

We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you immediately make a note in Submittable if pieces become unavailable. We only publish previously unpublished work.    

Paperbag enjoys presenting music/sound experiments. Please view past issues to get an idea of our tastes in this regard. 


Before you submit, be sure that you have the rights to any sampled elements, and that we may keep the piece(s) on our site. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you immediately make a note in Submittable if pieces become unavailable. We only publish previously unpublished work.    


Submitting an MP3 @ 128K should be sufficient.  



This is for work that falls outside the other categories or is generally undefinable. We like this kind. 

We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you immediately make a note in Submittable if pieces become unavailable. We only publish previously unpublished work.     

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