We are currently accepting queries and proposals for book reviews and prose essays. In a single document (PDF or .doc), please include:

For essays:
  • An overview of the project / essay, explaining how your work will fit into, and add to, current lit conversations, ideas and perspectives, and which makes clear the project's central argument
  • Anticipated length
  • A current bio and / or links to previous publications (not necessary for acceptance)
For book reviews:
  • Please let us know what you book you are reviewing (title, publisher, publication date). Please also let us know if you have published criticism anywhere else (links are helpful, but not necessary)
  • NOTE: We are looking for reviews of books published in 2015 exclusively
  • A current bio

PHANTOM is currently accepting poetry submissions as well as queries for book reviews. we read year-round and publish quarterly.

guidelines for poetry submissions:

[1] please send 3-5 poems in a single Word .doc attachment ONLY.

[2] please include a cover letter and brief bio.

[3] please write “LAST NAME / POETRY SUBMISSION / DATE” in the "title" line. so, for example: “SMITH / POETRY SUBMISSION / SEPT. 4, 1987”

we do not accept previously published work.

simultaneous submissions are just fine.

if your poems get picked up elsewhere, please send us a notice of withdrawal.

note: if you have been previously published in PHANTOM, please wait two full issues before submitting again.

expect to hear from us within 2-4 months. we appreciate your support and for the opportunity to read your work.