Send us only your best work.
Send your poetry as a word attachment with “F&V Submission” in the subject line.
Use one-inch margins left, right, and bottom of all pages.
Since the writer’s contact information should be in the
upper left-hand corner of
the first page of submissions, it looks good to use a ¼ margin at the top of that page.
Use 12 point-Times New Roman font.
Submit 3-5 poems.
Include a cover letter as well.
Start sending submissions
no earlier than June 1, 2021 NOW!
The re-launch issue will be published on October 1, 2021.
Editor, James Eric Watkins
About the editor:
Although James has merely earned two associate’s degrees, one in General Education and the other in Social and Behavioral Sciences, his experiences far exceed that of his formal, on-paper, educational level. James Eric Watkins was first accepted for publication by Poetry Motel in late 2002. He has dramatically performed his poetry (as well as given poetic speeches) at Ivy Tech Community College, Madison Campus in 2004, the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library in 2005, the University of Southern Indiana in 2006, Indiana University Southeast in 2007, the Village Lights Bookstore in Madison, Indiana on a couple of occasions, and other venues. James’ creative work has appeared in Acorn, The Scioto Voice Newspaper, The Main Street Rag, Pegasus, Tipton Poetry Journal, Visions, Off the Lake, Moments of the Soul and many others.
“I want to publish work that makes the reader think, makes them see something in way they’ve never thought of before, in a different way, or just in a beautiful way, work that tells a story. Grade A poetry and prose, anything less than this will not be considered.” ~James Eric Watkins