Doorways Magazine Poetry Guidelines
Starting in Feb. 2008 I will be reading for issues 9-12 of Doorways Magazine—issues 4-8 are
already full except for the quarterly contest (see contest guidelines below).
Doorways is a “Journal of Horror and The Paranormal” so please keep that in mind when
submitting poetry. Horror poetry should lean more toward the supernatural.
Possible subjects: death, ghosts, UFOs, séance, tarot, psi, numerology, EVPs, distant viewing,
secret societies, cryptozoology, fairies, angels—basically anything that fits under the broad
"paranormal” heading. When using tropes, please be original. Science fiction and surrealism are
acceptable as long as the poem is horrific or paranormal in nature.
Doorways is open to any length poem, but would prefer under 30 lines.
Submission period will be Feb.1st 2008 - March 15th 2008
Please do not send submissions outside of these dates.
Send submissions to DoorwaysPoetry@yahoo.com
Subject line should read: “DW SUB: Poem Title/Last Name”
Please paste poem in the body of the email and also include as a .doc or rtf attachment.
Send as many submissions as you like but send each one as a separate email.
I will respond within a week to let you know that your submission has arrived.
I will strive to let everyone know if their poem is accepted or not and which issue it will be
appearing in if accepted by May 1st 2008.
We will only be accepting 2 or 3 poems per issue and this is a quarterly, so send only your best work.
Compensation is .50 a line and 1 contributor’s copy.
Doorways Quarterly Poetry Contest
Submission period for the contest will be April 1st 2008 – May 15th 2008
Follow guidelines above.
Send entries to DoorwaysPoetry@yahoo.com
Subject line for contest should read: “DW CONTEST 2008: Poem Title”
Contest winner will be published in the October 2008 issue (issue #8), will receive .50 a line, 1
contributor’s copy and prizes yet to be determined.
Send queries to DoorwaysPoetry@yahoo.com
With “DW: Query” in the subject line. Address to Stephen M. Wilson.
Doorways Magazine's webite: www.DoorwaysMagazine.com