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$4.99 USD

This category is to submit up to 5 INDIVIDUAL POEMS to consider for the Luminaire Award for Best Poetry and open-reading publication on our daily literary journal, The Coil. This is NOT the place for full book manuscripts.


Each submission comes with a complimentary digital copy of our latest poetry release, A Gospel of Bones, a collection of poetry on the biracial Black single-motherhood experience in America, by Suzi Q. Smith.


Read our poetry guidelines here.

Read poems we have previously published here.


Do not put your name or any identifying marks inside the file, in the title, or in the file name.

•No cover pages that contain contact information or acknowledgments within the file.

•Submit up to 5 poems in a single document.


We pay a tiny token (~ $10) for all the work we accept. We currently have over 72k readers.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.