descant seeks high-quality work in either innovative or traditional forms. We usually prefer poems to be sixty lines or fewer, but we do, however, occasionally accept submissions exceeding this length. descant specifies no particular subject matter or style. Please submit no more than five poems at one time.
Writers must confirm that work accepted by descant has not been previously published and that they will credit descant as the original publisher whenever and wherever else the work may be placed.
Submissions are considered from September 1 through April 1.
The process for reviewing submissions can take time, and the editors appreciate your patience as we look over your work. Decisions on submissions can take between four and six months. Please do not query before five months have passed.