The Beatnik Cowboy seeks the best poetry from all poets from all around the world. We do not want poetry that slaps us with an open hand across the face, but instead art that gives us a swift kick in the yarbles.
Submission Guidelines: Submit up to 3 of your finest works of poetic injustice to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name with each entry. Submit your poems in the body of the email. Response time varies from one day up to one month. All who submit to us will have the common courtesy of a response, regardless of whether or not we dig your poetics, including the potential for constructive criticism in our correspondence. Poets and creative writers may submit as much as they like, as long as it is after they receive a response from the editors regarding a pending submission. Submissions are open year round and we are never closed for business on the open plains.
The Beatnik Cowboy will also release a print edition featuring the best poems from the best poets during the previous submission period. These will be poems and pieces of art never-before-witnessed by the world in print or online. Those featured in the print edition will be offered a free copy of the literary journal they are featured in, as well as some occasional additional material from the editors, but will be required to provide a snail mail address in order for us to send a copy of one’s work along with the fine work of their fellow best poets on Earth. For those not selected in the journal or those not seeking to submit, we offer subscriptions for a small fee to The Beatnik Cowboy to keep the Marlboro Man’s lungs from succumbing to incurable tumors.
We also accept small or large donations to help extend the Marlboro Man’s life.
And we have T-Shirts for sale in the back! They are available in men’s, women’s and child sizes, for the young Beatniks. Shirts are available for the low price of $26.50 and are available with various designs. We currently offer the “Marlboro Man” and “Red Cloud”, with more to come.
Despite our lifestyle as anti-law-abiding outlaws rebelling against the badge of 1st Amendment secret police, in order to protect any and all of the artists of the world, we abide by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Although we cannot ride town to town on horseback hunting down fraudulent word thieves with a Smith & Wesson six shooter, attempting to benefit or profit off of the words of the true creator, we cannot assume no liability for unlawfully submitted material. However, we urge any readers to point any violators out of the crowd for us so we can take the immediate and necessary reactions.
Any and all questions and/or comments regarding our policies can be sequestered from The Editors.
We look forward to reading your work.
The Editors, Dr. Randall Rogers and Chris Butler