Vilas Avenue will be open for poetry submissions to Issue #5 between April 1st, 2023 and May 1st, 2023 for a themed issue on the concept of titration. Interpret that theme any way you’d like. Teach us how to add just enough water to dry flour before baking the bread. Tell us about your high school chemistry class. That livestream of the waterfall slowly but surely collapsing stone. All the liminal spaces & everything else. The state lines & the 12:01am’s, one pipette droplet at a time.

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 Your own previously unpublished works only, please.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 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!