The Volta


Submissions are currently closed to all organs of The Volta.

If you think we might’ve overlooked you, we might have. Query us.

Any & all general inquiries may be sent to:

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Please contact the editors of THE CONVERSANT directly.

EVENING WILL COME (submissions closed)

We do accept unsolicited submissions to EVENING WILL COME, but we ask that you query first. We tend to slate work 6-12 months out.

Please note that while poetics is a broad term, EVENING WILL COME is not looking to publish any reviews or poems. (For review and poem submissions, you are welcome to contact the editors of IN REVIEW or submit to THEY WILL SEW THE BLUE SAIL, respectively.)

EVENING WILL COME instead seeks: essays, treatises, experiments, manifestos, letters, roundtables, inquiries—even meditations, polemics, and diaries. Related, however obliquely, to poetry, or “whatever else falls within the same inquiry.” Something in the neighborhood of 1000 words is preferred.

Queries about EVENING WILL COME may be sent to:

thevoltaeditors |at| gmail |dot| com

Please put “EVENING WILL COME QUERY” in your subject heading.

IN REVIEW (submissions closed)

The IN REVIEW editors can be reached at:

thevoltaeditors |at| gmail |dot| com

IN REVIEW focuses on reviewing books of poetry, hybrid-genre work associated with poetry, works of poetics, and poetry criticism, as well as books of interest to the poetry community. We do not review works in other areas. Please do not send us self-help books, young adult fiction, etc., as these will be immediately recycled.

We do not accept electronic files for review. Please send us finished books or bound galleys of forthcoming titles.

For review consideration, authors or publishers should send a copy of the work to the address below:

Housten Donham, Editor

Univ. of AZ, Dept. of English

1423 E. University Blvd.

Modern Languages Bldg., Rm. 445

Tucson, AZ 85721

HEIR APPARENT (submissions closed)

Heir Apparent is no longer accepting submissions or queries.

BLOG (submissions closed)

You may submit your news items for our consideration—with links, etc.—directly to the news editors at:

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TAKE DOWN THE CLOUDS (submissions closed)

If you’d like to take down the clouds, please query the editors at:

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THEY WILL SEW THE BLUE SAIL (submissions closed)

To submit work for consideration, please send only one short poem (as a .doc or .docx attachment) to:

thevoltaeditors |at| gmail |dot| com

Please put “TWSTBS submission” in your email heading.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please (have somebody) notify us if you’re dead, etc.

The columns below are closed to submissions

ARROYO CHICO (submissions closed)

ARROYO CHICO is filmed in Tucson, AZ occasionally; as such there is no submission process.

MEDIUM (submissions closed)

Medium is on hiatus, but you can query the eds. at:

thevoltaeditors | at | gmail | dot | com

We do accept unsolicited poemfilms and videos. The best way to submit to the journal is to complete your own movie, upload it to, and then (and only then) contact the MEDIUM editors at the email address above with the vimeo link to let them know that it is online for their consideration.

We suggest movies of 1-5 minutes in length; we suggest that you read from your own writing.

TREMOLO (submissions closed)

Tremolo is on hiatus, but you can query the eds. at:

thevoltaeditors | at | gmail | dot | com