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Submission Guidelines

  1. In your submission, please include 2-4 pieces of work to submissions@independentvariable.co.uk with SUBMISSION followed by YOUR NAME in the subject line. We’d love to receive your work via attached word doc.
  2. We ask that poems be no longer than 40 lines.
  3. Please include a short biography of no more than 40 words about yourself in THIRD PERSON. You can include links to your publications or websites, too.
  4. We ask that you follow our Twitter (@IVAnthology) if you use social media. We can mention you when we tweet about your work.
    We will occasionally post snippets of poems to our Instagram (@IVAnthology). Again, we can tag/mention you in these posts if you’re following us there.
    *Please let us know if you do not want us to mention you regarding social media*.
  5. Please do not submit work that includes copyright material.
  6. You retain full copyright in your work. By submitting to us, you are granting us a non-exclusive right to reproduce your work.
  7. Please do not submit simultaneous submissions (if you have submitted your work elsewhere or to competitions).
  8. Submission is entirely free. However, we are unable to pay writers; currently IV is a self-funded project.

Please take a look at what we’ve previously published to get a sense of what we’re looking for.

Finally, please do bear with us. Currently it’s just me (Callan) handling all submissions so it might take a while. I will get back in touch!