Vilas Avenue is currently closed to submissions. We are typically open for submissions between April 1st and May 1st of each year. In the meantime, you can read about our submissions process below: 

HOW TO:  Submit 1-3 poems pasted into the body of an e-mail to with the subject line “Poetry submission”. Please also include a brief, third-person biography. There is no fee to submit. At this time we are not a paying market. You’ll hear back on the status of your submission within 2-4 months, if not much sooner. Your own previously unpublished works only, please. Simultaneous submissions (sending us something that you also have submitted for consideration at another journal while awaiting a reply) are OK, but please write to let us know if someone else snags your work first.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY:  Vilas Avenue values and respects diversity in all its forms. We recognize that life experiences, perspectives, and circumstances juxtaposed with our built and virtual environments manifest and emerge in dynamic and meaningful patterns that make us all human. If the submission process presents any barriers to your access please contact and we will adapt to accommodate your process.

Thank you for considering Vilas Avenue as a potential outlet for your work!