Permission Granted is designed for poets who live or have lived in countries or regions with restricted freedom of press or speech to publish their work. This includes any environment in which your work has been censored or you cannot publish certain opinions. If this does not apply to your situation now, but has in the past, we welcome your voice.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit work via email to

Your information will not be shared with anyone. You are welcome to submit under a pseudonym if you prefer.

  • We accept all forms of poetry, and are open to poetry on any subject.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, however, please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Translations are welcome.
  • If your work is about a specific location or event, or there is anything else you would like us to know about the context your poetry was written in, please include this with your poems.
  • You are welcome to tell us about your background or publication history, but this is not required.
  • We will accept reprints in certain situations, however, please specify if your work has been previously published, and what rights you retain.
  • Please specify if you would like your work to be published with your real name, pen name, or anonymously.
  • Please send your work as a PDF or docx.

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