Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects brings back into light the skeletons hidden in our cultural closets. The free online journal welcomes writing and other creative productions about lost objects and images of material culture: sculptures and paintings in the back rooms of museums or in dusty corners of public spaces; murals forgotten in plain view; lost photographic archives and restored films; newly discovered letters or manuscripts; knickknacks in attics; oddities and curiosities in misbegotten sideshows; forgotten stories that remind us of pasts that we cannot afford to forget.

Poor Yorick invites submissions in every literary genre and any electronically reproducible visual or audio medium. To submit, click on the category below that best describes your submission. We charge a $3 reading fee, which is about what you'd pay in postage if you were to mail your submissions to a literary journal. It helps us cover costs associated with Poor Yorick's website and also goes toward our Editor's Prize for the year's best work! Note that you should only be charged once for up to five submissions per genre. Let us know at editor@pooryorickjournal.com if you run into any problems.

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in a single file and report to us that one of those poems is accepted elsewhere, we will consider the entire submission withdrawn.

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.
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