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Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics

September 3, 2023, 11:59 PM PDT


Submit your translations (poetry and essays)!

If submitting poetry, include three to six poems in a single document. If any work in a given submission is accepted elsewhere, please either add a note to your submission or withdraw that submission in Submittable. There is no need to notify us of withdrawals outside our Submittable account.

Essays should be no more than 3,300 words in length.

For both poetry and essays, please include the work in the source language. If applicable, permissions must have been granted prior to submission.

Our response time is generally within two to six months. We may be faster, and we may also take longer, especially during semester breaks. In cases other than withdrawals, we encourage you to submit only once per reading period. Thank you.




Interim seeks writing that engages the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth, writing that demonstrates an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy while offering the same in consideration of the planet. Because we believe that the truth is always experimental, we especially appreciate work with innovative approaches.Interim is an international literary journal that publishes poetry, translations, criticism, reviews, and hybrid texts by emerging and established writers. Former contributors include Christian Bök, Anselm Berrigan, Robin Blaser, Robert Creeley, Duriel E. Harris, Brenda Hillman, Paul Hoover, Eunsong Kim, Sandra Lim, Nathaniel Mackey, Henry Miller, Alice Notley, Mani Rao, Leslie Scalapino, Ely Shipley, Eleni Sikelianos, Patricia Smith, Rodrigo Toscano, William Carlos Williams, and Ronaldo Wilson. Issues of the journal are published quarterly online. We publish an annual print volume, as well.

Interim was founded by poet Wilber Stevens in 1944. In his tenure as editor, he published such luminaries as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry Miller, and William Carlos Williams. Along with Witness and The BelieverInterim is a publication supported by the Black Mountain Institute and has been housed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, since the 1960s.