Poetry submissions for Issue Four will be considered until January 28th, 2023. Submit 1-3 poems pasted into the body of an e-mail to with the subject line “Poetry submission”. Please include a brief, third-person biography. There is no fee to submit. At this time we are not a paying market. 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. 

You’ll hear back on the status of your submission within 2-4 months, if not much sooner. (Of note, due to high volume of submissions, you might not receive an initial confirmation of receipt. If you sent poems, please assume we got them and will get back to you. If Vilas Avenue isn’t already added to your address book be sure to check your junk mail folder). Your own previously unpublished works only, please. Simultaneous submission? Fair enough. Please write to let us know if someone else snags your work first. If a piece of work is accepted here we request your permission to publish the poem(s) online in Vilas Avenue, archive the work on the site, and we may use short excerpts to promote your work on social media. If you decide to publish the poem elsewhere later, please give Vilas Avenue a shout-out as the original publisher.

This journal is powered by intrinsic motivation. By submitting poetry for consideration, authors imply permission for the work(s), if chosen, to appear online in Vilas Avenue. Rights revert to the author upon publication. Thanks for considering us as a potential outlet for your work!