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Origami Submissions


Read our guidelines completely but here are the basics:
  • Submit your work through Submittables (no fee).
  • Submissions are closed March 15 - April 30th and during July and August.


                       We prefer & encourage original works for our microchaps (see Warranty & Disclaimer below)
                       Previously published poems are certainly alright to submit but provide details.
                       Submissions are closed March 15 - April 30th and during July and August.
                       Microchaps are given freely on the website as downloadable & printable PDFs.
                               Our goal is to share poetry freely but this doesn't mean
                                                                                 that every submission is accepted for publication.
Format Considerations
Print up one of the microchaps to understand what we're publishing:
Misc Details...
Review your work before submitting.  We assume that you're sending us the final version.
Each microchap has 6 reading pages of 47 characters per line - including spaces* 
For longer-lined pieces, three (3) reading pages are available with 107 characters per line.
Each page can accomodate 25-27 lines.
But don't obsess about the formatting considerations - that's our job!
We reserve the right to accept or refuse any cover or title suggestion.
There is no payment - upon acceptance we'll post your book under your own Bio page.
You'll receive a packet of your Origami microchaps to read, share, or display on the tiniest of bookshelves.
The poet retains all rights after the first-time appearance on the website.
Wait 3 months between submissions (after 90 days, hit send!)
And, we are always encouraged by Donations (we are a 501(c )3 non-profit); those random acts of Generosity


Again, email us:  origami.submission (at) gmail.com

Submit and Relax - We'll get back to you!

 Thank you for your interest in the Origami Poems Project™


Thumbnail View of Micro-chapbook PDF

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That’s what I want to be –     26 Characters
A sleeping dog in the window.  29 Characters
My main concern will be, what’s happening for tea... 52 Characters
Excerpt from Helen Burke’s “Sleeping Dogs” © 2013


By submitting to the Origami Poems Project (OPP), the submitter warrants that s/he alone has created the work s/he is submitting and that s/he owns all rights to it. The submitter will indemnify and hold OPP and its staff harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, costs and other expenses arising out of claims, whatever their nature, resulting directly or indirectly from breach of this warranty.

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