- In all cases the work we covet will feel like it was done with intensity and commitment, regardless of style.
- Simultaneous submissions are fine, but no previously published work.
- We maintain a particular though non-exclusive commitment to poetry of the Pacific Region, while sea-levels still permit.
- All texts are published under a CC BY-NC 4.0 Creative Commons license.
- Read the guidelines for each particular segment below. We’re mostly pretty relaxed.
- Our print journal is published (usually) once a year around August.
- Entries are usually taken until June 1st.
- We try to have a different guest editor every time for variety.
- Please send 5-10 pages of poetry.
- We prefer to publish more work by a smaller number of poets rather than lots of single poems.
- There is no monetary payment but we provide contributor copies.
Unfortunately due to financial difficulties there are no new Compound Press or Minarets titles in 2023. With a bit of luck we’ll get back on the horse in 2024.
- Our online segment releases work (usually) every month, and accepts submissions year-round.
- We are especially interested in expansive and large-scale works such as: long poems, sequences, poetic research projects, dossiers, investigations, polemics, manifestos, ars poeticæ.
- Poems submitted to Minarets that we value but are unable to fit into our modest print journal may be given the opportunity to appear online instead.
ANNEXE is temporarily closed while we seek a new editorial custodian.
- Our experimental book response series accepts entries for online publication year-round.
- We want trip reports and strange autopsies, not reviews: here are some examples …
- Examinations of new poetry from the Pacific Region are especially welcome.
We’d particularly love responses to the titles below. We’ll help you get a copy if you’re keen:
- Factory Girls (Action Books 2019) by Takako Arai
- Remembering A Place I’ve Never Been (Cold Hub 2018) by Heather Bauchop
- The Intaglio Poems (Hesterglock 2017) by Iain Britton
- Click here for what we do (Vagabond 2018) by Pam Brown
- About the Author is Dead (Cordite 2018) by Pascalle Burton
- Axis Book 1: ‘Areal’ (Vagabond 2014) by a.j. carruthers
- Axis Book 2 (Vagabond 2019) by a.j. carruthers
- Book of Cord (Tinfish 2017) by Leona Chen
- Ashbery Mode (Tinfish 2019) by Michael Farrell
- Where Only the Sky had Hung Before (Vagabond 2019) by Toby Fitch
- Subtraction (Vagabond 2018) by Fiona Hile
- A Drink of Red Mirror (Action Books 2019) by Kim Hyesoon
- Mezzaluna: Selected Poems (AUP 2020) by Michelle Leggott
- Crow College: New and Selected Poems (Giramondo 2019) by Emma Lew
- Narrative Poem (Bloodaxe 2017) by Yang Lian
- Labour and Other Poems (Cordite 2020) by Astrid Lorange
- On Lost Sheep (Tinfish 2017) by Shiro Murano
- Heide (Giramondo 2019) by π.O.
- Iron Moon: An Anthology Of Chinese Worker Poetry (White Pine 2016) ed. Xiaoyu Qin & Eleanor Goodman
- parsetreeforestfire (Ethos 2019) by Hamid Roslan
- Knocks (Vagabond 2016) by Emily Stewart
- Witness in the Convex Mirror (Tinfish 2019) by Eileen R. Tabios
- The End of the World (Giramondo 2014) by Maria Takolander
- Lay Studies (VUP 2019) by Steven Toussaint
- Entries (Cordite 2020) by Prithvi Varatharajan
- At This Distance (Cold Hub 2019) by Dunstan Ward
- Milk Teeth (UQP 2018) by Rae White
- The Last Lyric (Tinfish 2017) by Yu Xinqiao
- Compound Press maintains a Soundcloud.
- Contributors to Minarets and ANNEXE may be invited to record their poems.
- We also accept submissions of recorded poetry year-round.
- Poets are encouraged to augment their recordings with other sounds and/or production techniques.