Photo by Bill Perrault
Spoonful often focuses on work from"Stone Soup Poets"--poets that have contributed to our venue at any point in time--but we will be open to outside contributors as well.
Furthermore, Spoonful will maintain loose definition of what constitutes a Stone Soup Poet. It could be a regular open mike contributor at our weekly readings, a former regular or feature who has moved away from the Boston area, someone who is interested in featuring at Stone Soup, or just a regular reader of this journal. Please send with your submissions, a short cover letter detailing your credentials (or lack thereof).
Spoonful is unable to pay for accepted work at this time.
Current Spoonful Deadline
We are accepting submissions for issue #7 between January 25th and February 25th.
Spoonful currently accepts by email submission only. Please send 3-5 poems of various forms and length as Word attachments with the word "Submission: Poetry" in the subject heading to firstname.lastname@example.org before February 25th.
Short works of fiction and non-fiction will also be considered. We are particularly looking for essays that touch on Stone Soup's history or the history of the Boston Poetry scene. Please send an inquiry email describing your prose piece and its length before sending it with the word "Proposed Longer Piece" in the subject heading.
Artwork is also being accepted, though moving forward, there will be fewer pieces accepted. If your artwork or photography is meant to accompany a submitted poem or prose piece, please let us know in the body of the email.
Illustrators, photographers, and artists of any kind are encouraged to send up to 10 JPEG submissions to the same address with the words "Submission: Artwork" in the subject heading to stonesouppoetry_at_yahoo.com. The artwork's title and medium (if any) should be part of the JPEG file name (example, "Summer, Windphotograph.jpg").
With your submissions, please also include as an attachment document a 2-5 sentence bio (longer bios will be edited at the editors' discretion and without notice). Please include notice of submissions sent simultaneously to other journals.
A Note On Prior Publication
Our editorial eye will be toward unpublished work but we will considered previously published poems on the basis of merit and/or the previous source (a defunct web journal, a prelude to a larger, new project, etc).
We encourage that you be forthright with a poem's publication history, if any. Spoonful retains the right to reject and remove from our site, without notice, works with previous publication credits intentionally omitted by the author.
Due to our small staff and resources, Spoonful generally does not carry over unaccepted work from one reading period to another. In other words, if the work is rejected for the Winter issue, it will normally not be carried over to be considered for the Spring issue. On the rare occasion that a poem is carried over to be considered for the next reading period, the poet will always be notified. Otherwise, unaccepted submissions will be deleted before the next reading period begins. A poet is always welcome to resubmit any previously rejected work to be considered for a new reading period.