Contemporary Verse 2 accepts only online submissions. Please submit using the link below. You will be prompted to create an account or log in to your existing account in order to create a submission.

Contemporary Verse 2 accepts submissions from Sept. 1 through May 31.


Contemporary Verse 2 no longer accepts email submissions.

Contemporary Verse 2 no longer accepts mail submissions.


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Announcing a call for submissions to Vol.44.3, the Winter 2022 issue of CV2: The Daddy Issue

We’re looking for poems that explore daddy energy in all its forms. We want poems about your leather daddies, your step-dads, your memories of watching Maury Povich announce who is or is not the dad. Give us your big dad energy and your dead-beat dad energy. Your experiences of having or becoming or losing a daddy. We want your role-play poems and your BDSM poems. Your meme poems and your poems about celebrities who are daddy AF. Poems about your sugar daddies and your glucose guardians. Poems that contain your dad jokes and your dad pain. We want all the fun and all the hurt that comes with the term and no holding back. Send us your daddy poems and we promise to give them a big daddy hug.


Submissions of poetry, reviews, interviews, and critical writing are accepted.

Please submit no more than 6 pages of poetry, with each poem starting on a new page.

Please submit just once and submit all your poems in a single submission. 

See below for general guidelines. 

Full submission guidelines