Algebra of Owls

Algebra of Owls are looking for poetry that will engage the reader. Poems should possess duende, rather than being soulless craft.

They welcome submissions from anywhere in the world.

Poems can be long or short, traditional or more experimental. They can make them laugh or make them think, or perhaps make them go to the shop to buy a box of cornflakes. Anything as long as it provokes something in readers rather than making them think ‘Ho hum’ and turn the page (or worse, not even bother reading to the end of the poem).

  1. All poems must be written in English and no more than 50 lines.
  2. Poems should be previously unpublished. By ‘published’ they mean included in a print journal, online magazine, anthology, or any other media where poems have been selected via an editorial process for dissemination to a wider audience. They do not consider self-posting on personal blogs etc as ‘published’.
  3. Send a maximum of three poems to Use the right email address. Put the poems in the body of the email as ATTACHMENTS WILL NEITHER BE OPENED NOR READ.
  4. At the end of each submission window, the Chief Editor long-lists the poems that he thinks are what they might be looking for, which are then passed to the two co-editors for anonymous review. After their feedback, around 15 poems are chosen for publication each month.
  5. Please remember that they cannot publish everything they are sent, and have to say ‘no’ to many poems. Typically they publish around 5% of the poems we are sent.
  6. Algebra of Owls aim to respond to all submissions within about 10 days of the close of each submission window.
  7. Please include a brief bio that you think might inform readers with your submission. Biographical detail is ignored when reviewing poems for potential publication.
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