Open: Journal of Arts & Letters will consider submissions of poetry in all forms, styles, and genres. Submissions may contain from one (1) to five (5) titles with a total line count of no more than 500 lines. The poems should be contained in a single file. The submission should give a strong sense of the poet’s style and range. Submissions must be in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .mp3, .mp4, .mov, and .flv.

Spoken-word performers and slam poets are encouraged to submit video files. Accepted videos will be released on the O:JA&L YouTube channel and promoted across O:JA&L's social media platforms. Accepted submitters in this mode should provide a text version of the performance pieces for release on the O:JA&L website.

Expedited evaluation of your submission is available (see fee option below). Payment of this fee guarantees a 72-hour response by the O:JA&L editors. Please note that we accept 1% of unsolicited submissions for publication.