Poor Yorick is an online literary publication of the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University. The journal accepts rolling submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, digital art and photography, and other innovative works about or inspired by "rediscovery.” Finding the lost, rekindling old sparks, illuminating the shadows—Poor Yorick celebrates the joy, fear, hardship, and wonder of being human.

To submit, click on the category below that best describes your submission. Let us know at editor@pooryorickjournal.com if you run into any problems.

Prose manuscripts should be double-spaced and should not exceed 10,000 words in length. You may submit up to five separate files within the same form.
We accept up to 5 images per submission form. Send only high-resolution images (at least 300 dpi) in .jpg, .gif, .tiff, or .png format.

Please provide a description of each image. 

Insert a link to your work on either YouTube or Vimeo. Please set the permission on both video sites so that Poor Yorick can view it. Your work should contain no unlicensed music. You must own the rights to your video. Do not submit works that are pending distribution or under ownership of a studio.

Because we accept and encourage simultaneous submissions, we require each poem to be submitted as separate files. Do not send multiple poems within the same document. You may attach up to five separate files within the same submission form.

We also ask that you withdraw the work from Submittable yourself if it is accepted elsewhere. If you submit multiple poems in a single file and report to us that one of those poems is accepted elsewhere, we will consider the entire submission withdrawn.

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