we’ve had a few questions slithering into our DMs that we thought might be usefully answered for everyone who has ever done a poem that turned out a little bit horny
what length are you looking for?
honestly, we don’t mind right now – but we would expect poems to be in the normal range of under 80 lines, flash to be under 500 words, and essays or prose to also be shortish (under 1000 generally?)
but, frankly we’re happy with any length work as long as it fits with our remit
do i have to tell you my name?
no, we can post anonymously or unattributed or just linked to your weird tumblr or your alt twitter or whatever
do you only accept english language poems?
we only read english at this time, but – but – but – this doesn’t mean we don’t have some second languages around us, and we’re really into bilingual poems or any kind of expression of difference, so why not try us anyway?
i have published this before, online, or on my personal blog, can i send it to you?
you can, but we like things that haven’t been published elsewhere before – you’re much less likely to be chosen for an issue if you have published a poem elsewhere
is this horny enough?
usually, if the poem you’re submitting sprung to your mind when asked about horny poems, that’s a pretty horny poem
is this all going to be straight stuff?
we hope not. i mean, i hope the point of this is for you to send us the poem where you got a bit queer and horny without intending to. if you’re already pretty gay then you only need to apply the “is this piece of supposedly avant garde literature surprisingly horny?” test to know if it fits
do you want me to send you some nudes with my horny acrostic poem that was meant to be about a farm?
no, but thank you for offering. we will not be publishing any images in this journal as it stands. this is about the interaction of the writing and the writer, their perception, their understanding of self – but not necessarily their body. putting a nude next to a horny poem is a bit like when a monster movie shows the monster. that is not a comment on your nudes. we do like nudes, just not for this project.
you mentioned a print edition, what’s going on there?
we hope to put together a rough and ready print edition of at least one issue or an annual or something. we might do some further collaborative work for this and will let you know all about it in advance
do you pay?
no, sorry, not yet anyway
can i send you money?
this is a joke, no one has asked this at all
who are you?
we don’t really want to disclose that, but we’re not anyone famous or cool
who aren’t you?
we aren’t your boyfriend, your boss or your postman, if that helps
i have a question?
slide in to the DMs or email hornypoetry [AT] gmail [DOT] com and we will try and answer it on this page as well as directly