What is it like to live in your body? We want work that answers this question.
We want your skin, your liver, your viscera. We want your joy and your frustration. We want to be surprised by your elegance and stunned by your forthrightness. We want to be impressed with your craft and your commitment. We are much less impressed with grand proclamations than we are by specific vulnerability. Please send up to 5 poems (10 pages maximum) in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file attached to an email. Only use .pdf file type if your poem has extremely specialized formatting that will not come across in one of the other file types. In the subject line of the email, type [FIRST INITIAL] [LAST NAME] POETRY SUBMISSION. In the body of your email, include a cover letter with a short biographical statement and your contact information. Send that email to email@example.com.
Rogue Agent strives to publish a range of poetic styles and forms. The most important things we consider are craft and how well the work fits the theme of our journal.
Rogue Agent is published monthly with ten poets, one poem apiece.
To get a feel for our journal's theme, we invite you to explore over 30 previous issues, and also the work we have linked to in our section entitled For Inspiration.
Due to an increase in the volume of submissions, we request that you do not submit to Rogue Agent more than twice in one calendar year.
Do not send poetry and artwork in the same submission.
Do not send your poems pasted into the body of your email.
Do not send a second submission if your first submission is still under consideration. We consider submissions in one genre at a time.
We read year round. Response time is 1-3 months. Please do not query before 3 months have elapsed.
If your submission is rejected, please wait at least 2 months before re-submitting.
If your work is accepted, please wait 4 months before submitting again.
We do not consider poems that have already been published.
We consider collaborative work. Please provide bios and contact info for both authors in your cover letter.
Translations are considered collaborative work. Please provide bios and contact info for both the author and the translator in your cover letter.
Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us immediately which poem has been accepted elsewhere.
At this time, we only consider poetry for publication in Rogue Agent, and we can only pay you in love.
If you agree to publish with Rogue Agent, you grant us first serial rights. You also grant us rights to archive all accepted work on our site, and through media closely associated with our site, including social media. All other rights remain with the author. If your work is published in another collection after its publication here, you should acknowledge Rogue Agent as being the venue in which it first appeared.
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In each issue of Rogue Agent, we feature the work of an artist who investigates the same question as our poetry: what is it like to live in the body? To that end, we very much want you to submit your illustrations, photographs, collages, paintings, digital art, or video (please link to YouTube or Vimeo; do not send the video file), a bio (approximately 75 words) and a brief artist statement. While we cannot offer you monetary compensation at this time, we can provide you with a wider audience for your work, with a link to your website, Tumblr, or blog in your bio. To show us your artwork that captures the embodied experience, send 3-5 high-resolution .jpgs attached to an email. In the subject line of the email, type [FIRST INITIAL] [LAST NAME] ART SUBMISSION. In the body of your email, include a cover letter with the titles of your images, a statement about your project, a short bio with a link to your artist website, and your contact information. Send that email to firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT SEND ARTWORK AND POETRY IN THE SAME SUBMISSION.