Poetry and Short Creative Prose Submission Guidelines

Submissions in this category include original poetry and short creative prose.

  • If the submitted work is in a foreign language, an English translation must be included.
  • References to works cited, if included, should follow the formatting guidelines for research article/research notes submissions.

Please Note: Although authors and poets are welcome to submit more than one piece to ReCUR, only one submission per category will be published in each issue of ReCUR.

Poetry Submission Guidelines

  • Poetry is limited to 1,000 words and should be submitted to the online submission portal in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Unless a specific visual presentation of the poem is desired, then the word document should be double-spaced with one-inch margins, pages numbered in the lower right-hand corner of each page, and use 12-point, Georgia typeface. This file should be uploaded as the "Submission File" in the portal and should be named with the last name of the submitter.
  • Titles are limited to 10 words and are entered directly into the online submission portal.
  • Please include a separate cover page, as described on the Submissions page. This cover page should be uploaded as a "Supplementary File" in the online submission portal. Please name this file "(last name of submitter)_coverpage".
  • A short description, explanation or interpretation of the poem can also be submitted. This should be entered into the "Abstract" section of the online submission portal. If you do not wish to include a short description, explanation or interpretation, please enter "No Abstract" in the "Abstract" section.

Short Creative Prose Submission Guidelines

  • Short Creative Prose is limited to 4,000 words and should be submitted to the online submission portal in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Unless a specific visual presentation of the story is desired, then the word document should be double-spaced with one-inch margins, pages numbered in the lower right-hand corner of each page, and use 12-point, Georgia type-face. This file should be uploaded as the "Submission File" in the portal and should be named with the last name of the submitter.
  • Titles are limited to 10 words and are entered directly into the online submission portal.
  • Please include a separate cover page, as described on the Submissions page. This cover page should be uploaded as a "Supplementary File" in the online submission portal. Please name this file "(last name of submitter)_coverpage".
  • A short description, explanation or interpretation of the story can also be submitted. This should be entered into the "Abstract" section of the online submission portal. If you do not wish to include a short description, explanation or interpretation, please enter "No Abstract" in the "Abstract" section.