General

  1. In all cases the work we covet will feel like it was done with intensity and commitment.
  2. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but no previously published work.
  3. We maintain a particular though non-exclusive commitment to poetry of the Pacific Region, while sea-levels still permit.
  4. All texts are published under a CC BY-NC 4.0 Creative Commons license.
  5. Read the guidelines for each particular segment below. We're mostly pretty relaxed.

Minarets (read)

  1. Our print journal is published (usually) once a year around August.
  2. Entries are taken until (usually) May 1st.
  3. We try to have a different guest editor every time for variety.
  4. Please send 5-10 pages of poetry:
  5. We prefer to publish more work by a smaller number of poets rather than lots of single poems.

Reading period closed for 2020 issue. Check back around September/October.

ANNEXE (read)

  1. Our online segment releases work (usually) every month, and accepts submissions year-round.
  2. We are especially interested in large-scale works such as: long poems, sequences, poetic research projects, dossiers, investigations, polemics, manifestos, ars poeticæ.
  3. 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.

Apocrypha (read)

  1. Our experimental book response series accepts entries for online publication year-round.
  2. We want trip reports and strange autopsies, not reviews: for example . . .
  3. Examinations of new poetry from the Pacific Region are especially welcome.
  1. We'd particularly love responses to the titles below. We'll help you get a copy if you're keen:
    Pacific:
    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
    Global:
    Poetry Against All (Tarpaulin Sky 2020) by Johannes Göransson
    The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin (Oxford 2019) by Geoffrey Hill
    The Shore (Wave 2020) by Chris Nealon
    The Annunciation (Action Books 2019) by María Negroni

Soundcloud (listen)

  1. Compound Press maintains a Soundcloud.
  2. Contributors to Minarets and ANNEXE may be invited to record their poems.
  3. We also accept submission of recorded poetry year-round.
  4. Poets are encouraged to augment their recordings with other sounds and/or production techniques.