Glintmoon is a literary journal dedicated to publishing diverse, innovative poetry of ten lines or fewer. We accept submissions year-round on a rolling basis and publish in February, May, August, and November. For guidelines on how to submit, please see our submissions page.
We are passionate believers in the value of the short poem, and we wish to see its boundaries explored and expanded. For us, the short form isn't so much about brevity as it is about respecting things unsaid. We feel that this distinctive quality of the short form allows its margins to speak as vibrantly as its center. The meanings of the short poem hover in the liminal spaces between what is said and what is not, between what is supplied and what the reader themself brings. The poems we publish may be small, but what they conjure expands far beyond their few lines. Short poetry doesn't have to be short-lived, and even the briefest poem shouldn't be just briefly remembered.
We are particularly devoted to presenting a multiplicity of voices and seek to celebrate work by poets who identify as women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, and/or any other marginalized identity. We are especially interested in seeing work that considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity (multicultural, religious, etc.), and disability in original and meaningful ways. We strive to showcase poetry that comes from lived experience, that concerns itself with the day-to-day intersections of identity, that centers a strong sense of emotion, perspective, and language.
Our name, Glintmoon, comes from what we see as the moonlight's unique ability to cause any and every reflective thing it touches to shine with a special brightness in the dark. We hope that the poems in our issues will function similarly for our readers, providing glints of the moon even when things in the world seem to be at their darkest.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Mitchell Hart (they/them) is an acclaimed reader from California. They currently live in Massachussetts where they attend graduate school, studying all things queer and theoretical. In what little spare time they have, Mitchell enjoys cooking, going for extensive walks, and drinking tea. They are the owner of Two Coins Publications, the publisher of Glintmoon.