Submission Guidelines

We will no longer be able to provide physical copies of the journal to contributors. We will provide PDF copies.

Below please find our submission guidelines:

Submit no more than five poems either in the body of the email or as a WORD attachment in legible font. Translations are accepted, but please provide a bio of the poet in translation as well as one of the translator.

We’re seeking the same innovative and compelling writing HA always digs.

This holds true to Harbinger Asylum’s belief that, no, you don’t need to know terms like “a priori”, “praxis”, or “axiomatic.” You just need to know your own voice. We publish protest poems from the frontlines. We enjoy the subtle language of mystical experience. You know the deal: We don’t want timid or ranting verse. We want your heart, your love, your tenderness. We also want your anger and your pissed off litanies. Send us your best and send us your changelings. Send 1-5 poems max. Start now!

Submit to: Please put “SUBMISSION” in the header.

Harbinger Asylum is a quarterly publication. Authors retain the rights to their work and may choose to submit them elsewhere after publication. We also consider previously published work, but we would like to know where the work was submitted. 

Deadlines for each quarter:

March 15- Spring
July 15- Summer
October 15- Fall
December 15- Winter

26 comments on “Submission Guidelines

    • Hello Editor Dustin Pickering. I am Prof. Dr. Laksmisree Banerjee, established Indian-English Poet, University Prof. of English and Culture Studies, with five books of Poetry and widely published and anthologized,other than my many Academic Publications on Poetry. Would you publish some of my poems in your Journal or consider publishing a book of my poems? Dr.Sunil Sharma knows me well and perhaps we have met in FB


    • We publish full collections and chapbooks. We recently released our first chapbook by Scott Thomas Outlar called Songs of a Dissident. You can find it on Amazon or CreateSpace. Full collections are included on our Front Page. Right now, we are not considering books but are focusing on the literary journal Harbinger Asylum. Thank you for asking.

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  1. Might you be interested in a few more poems, these are centred, about the Christian and the sexuality, and relationships, with dark overtones,. And some on spirituality, I had sent some to you, happily you took, one for the Harbinger Asylum Magazine, I ‘d be tempted to send some more to you; if you accept simultaneously submissions? I also have three manuscripts, both of these unpublished if you’re interested? sincerely yours Ray Burt


  2. hi Dustin. would it seem to much too ask, can I send you a manuscript. I have one of many re: the Romany, and the Empire, a play of sorts; I also have several poetry manuscripts; these are of the Christian fortuitous nature; you may be interested in, can I submit these

    Raymond Burt


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