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We accept submissions year-round and publish monthly. We welcome Persian form, Arabic form, tercet, experimental, and free verse ghazals, and variations thereof, in English language only. (Learn more)


What to submit

  • Send 1-4 English ghazals at a time in the body of an email.
  • We no longer accept simultaneous submissions. Please do not submit work that is under consideration elsewhere.
  • We accept only original, unpublished work.  We no longer accept previously published work, but we will consider previously unpublished translations.
  • Please proofread your work before sending it to us.

What NOT to submit

  • We do not publish ghazals in any language other than English!
  • We only publish ghazals. This includes all varieties of ghazals, including experimental ones that stretch the bounds of the form, but if a poem has no kind of shers or radif, we will not publish it.
  • Incidental political content is acceptable, but poetry written for the purpose of political agitation is not.

How to submit

  • Always include a statement that the material is your own original work or translation, has never been published, and is not under consideration elsewhere.
  • Send poems to:
  • Subject line: Submission, [Your name]. If you don’t do this, we may overlook your submission.
  • Include up to 4 ghazals in the body of your email.
  • A brief third-person biography may be included with a submission or sent separately. Please do not include a bio as part of an attachment.

After you submit

  • To withdraw work, please simply email us with details. Subject line: Withdrawn, [Withdrawn poem/s name/s].
  • Feel free to query if you’ve not heard back from us in three months.
  • Rights of unpublished work revert back to the author upon online publication. The Ghazal Page retains the right to archive work online and in future print or online publications (including social media use) and for educational purposes.
  • If you need to send a correction, please resend the entire poem. That way the correction is far more likely to be made when the ghazal is published.
  • If you’ve sent a bio before, it is no longer necessary to resend it with each submission. Just email us a new bio, with or without a submission, whenever it needs updated.


We welcome reviews of ghazal publications and may accept essays on the topic of ghazals.

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The next theme challenge (#84) will be “Family” – the most basic source of human experience, and sometimes the most troublesome.

Anticipated publication date: December, 2018.  Submissions will be accepted until at least the end of November.

How to submit to Challenge issues

  • Submit 1-4 ghazals inspired by the challenge prompt regardless of whether or not you have outstanding submissions for other issues.
  • Include the name of the challenge (and the word Submission) in the subject line of your email.
  • Please follow all other regular submission guidelines.
  • Feel free to include in your bio how you approached the Challenge prompt and what struck a chord with you (optional).
  • Ghazals which are not included in a particular challenge issue may still be published in a different issue.

Future Challenge issues will be intermittent, rather than every other issue, due to the backlog of regular submissions.

About larrygates

Web developer of Ghazal Page. Sometime pseudonymous ghazalkar.