Vilas Avenue is currently open for poetry submissions to Issue Three. Send your complex maths. Your reclaimed barnwood & family heirlooms. Hopvines & loose ends. Submit 1-3 poems pasted into the body of an e-mail to with the subject line “Poetry submission”. Please include a brief bio. You’ll hear back 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 Your own previously unpublished works only, please.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!