General Submissions 
Open until March 26

General submissions are open to folks of all backgrounds

Please do not submit your work as a PDF. Please send as either a Word .doc or Google .doc.

Please only send one packet per submission period.
For example, folks can only send 3 poems at a time. If you send in a packet of 3 poems in July and you are rejected for this packet, you cannot resubmit until our next submission period. 


Please send no more than three poems. Please submit poetry as a Word .doc or Google .doc with the name of the poem as the title of the .doc. Please state how many poems are attached to the email in the body of the email. Please include a short, third-person bio with your pronouns and any social media handles you wish to provide.

For poetry submissions only, please submit your work to Please address your poetry submissions to our Poetry Editor, Kathy Mak. Kathy uses she/her pronouns. If you wish to use a prefix, please use Mx. or Ms.

Accepted work will be published online on the Marías at Sampaguitas website. Please only submit original work, unpublished elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions are accepted; however, please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at this time.

Please label the subject line of your email: GENERAL SUBMISSION - TYPE OF SUBMISSION - NAME 


We do not condone plagiarism. If the work is an “after” or response piece, please make it clear in the body of the email.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for a response.