CQ seeks out deliberate poetry: poetry that is carefully crafted, poetry that will age well, poetry that reminds and re-teaches us what a poem is. We’re always on the lookout for poems that eschew narrative, generate visceral responses, and find their grounding in the real world.
Beyond that, we're not too picky. We publish established, emerging, and entry-level poets; we accept poems in all forms, although we're being wary of prose poetry (see also: paragraphs); and we do our best to accommodate excerpts and translations. Whoever you are and whatever you write, we want to hear from you.
Please submit 3-6 poems at a time. We strive for a 4-6 month response time, but offer no promises.