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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Our journal seeks outwardly-directed poetry that exhibits social, political, geographical, historical, or spiritual awareness. We are open to traditional and experimental forms, including visual poems. We encourage people from all backgrounds to submit work to Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, but aim to highlight historically unrepresented voices including people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, women, nonbinary or trans individuals, and people with disabilities. Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review quickly found its niche as a Southwest literary pillar after 1992 by frequently featuring a number of celebrated poets and Texas Poet Laureate’s including Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cyrus Cassells, Naomi Shihab-Nye, Carmen Giminez-Smith, Tama Baldwin, Joe Jimenez, Mario Susko, Octavio Quintanilla, James Hoggard, Walter McDonald, Karla K. Morton, Kelle Groom, Khaled Mattawa, Alex Lemon, sam sax, Oliver de la Paz, David M. Parsons, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Carol Coffee Reposa, Carrie Fountain, Shara Lessley, and more.
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
We are open to traditional and experimental forms from people of all backgrounds but aim to highlight historically unrepresented voices including people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, women, nonbinary or trans individuals, and people with disabilities. Contributors to our journal are nominated for national contests including the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but we DO NOT accept previously published work. Poetry submissions are to be typed in TIMES NEW ROMAN or TIMES NEW ROMAN 12pt font, single-spaced. Submit a maximum of THREE POEMS (3) that total no more than FIVE (5) pages. All poems should be submitted in a single .pdf or .docx document of no more than five pages (5). Submissions manuscripts should NOT include the submitter's name/address/phone number. Please only submit ONCE per submission period. All submitters, whether chosen for the current issue or not, may apply again to the next issue. Please include a cover letter in the Submittable form with your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and a brief (one-paragraph) bio. Please DO NOT INCLUDE your cover letter in the uploaded document. A Tip Jar option is available at $3, which allows submitters to receive an answer within 4-6 weeks on their submission.
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