Submissions are open until Jan 5, 2020.

Submission Guidelines

What kind of work is Trestle Ties looking for?

Poetry! We read all work received. We consider original poems written in the English language as well as translations of poetry into English. We regret that we cannot give individual criticism to all submissions.

Does Trestle Ties accept previously published work?

No. We cannot consider anything that has been previously published or accepted for publication, anywhere, in any form.

How many poems can I submit?

3 poems maxiumum, not exceeding five pages in total.

In what format should I submit?

All poems must be in a single pdf or word document.
Poems must be separated by titles or page breaks.
Please include writer's name and email address on all pages of the submitted file in the header.
Use only spaces in your submitted works, never tabs. This allows us to accurately reproduce your work on the web.

When is the next submission period?

Submissions are now closed. We will open submission for our next issue soon. Please check back.

How do I submit?

Email your document to
We do not use submittable or other submission systems so you incur no costs to submit. While we realize that this makes the submission and review process less transparent, we seek to be as communicative as possible with all submissions.

Other details

We will try to let you know about acceptance as soon as possible. Please give us at least a month after the submission closing date before inquiring about your submission.

Thank you for trusting us with your work. We hope you enjoy Trestle Ties.