Molly Bloom appears online only, three times a year (January, May and September). Many contributors are here by invitation but those whose inclusion most excites are often those whose work has arrived unsolicited. Issue 11 was the first to consist entirely of unsolicited work, all but two of the contributors being first-timers to the magazine. Submissions of fine poetry are welcome at any time, by email only, to email@example.com
The first criterion for selection is simply the editor's sense of what fits, but bear in mind the good advice of Wallace Stevens that "poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully".
Molly Bloom is not interested in light verse or, generally - despite her famous soliloquy - 'confessional' poetry: if the first person pronoun occurs frequently in your writing it's probably more likely to find favour elsewhere. No handy label defines what Molly will approve, but work which engages with political, scientific and/or environmental matters is likely to be more favourably received; writing which appears to engage with nothing but itself or its writer, the vague concept of 'poetry' or 'being a poet', has no place here. As with any magazine, the best way to get a feeling of what might garner Molly Bloom's approval is of course to read what's appeared in it before.
If you think your work might fit here, please send no more than four poems, together with a brief biographical note, including details of any recent publications and any relevant web links. Poems may be sent in the body of an email, or as .doc, .docx or pdf files.