On Tiny Poems and (On) Postcards

Hello Friends and Readers and, particularly, Submitters!


Two potentially related things from the poetry corner:


  1. Maybe you noticed in Issue Five this new section that appeared: Tiny Poems. Maybe you noticed that in Issue Six the Tiny Poems section disappeared. Don’t be alarmed! We want to it be there always. We heart the Tiny Poems section. We heart tiny poems. But we don’t always receive submissions that include tiny poems. What can you do? Submit tiny poems!


What is a tiny poem? You know one when you meet one. (If you really want some specifics: eight lines or less. Maybe they’re short lines?)


The same general guidelines that apply to regular-sized poems (and all our genres) apply to the tiny poems as well: your best work—bright, interesting, new, shiny, sparklingly clear. We’re like racoons here.


  1. We like mail. Mail makes us feel special, like being published makes you feel special. And some of us try our best to be luddites. Luddite racoons who receive mail, the shinier the better. How does this apply to you? Send us a postcard! With your work on it!


Instead of using Submittable, send us a tiny poem, or a normal poem, or even a flash fiction or flash nonfiction piece—how small can you write? Include your name and your email address. Only one poem or flash piece per postcard, but you may send in multiple postcards—we won’t tell you how to spend your stamps. We will acknowledge that we received your postcard via email, and we’ll contact you again for a digital version should we choose to publish your postcard submission in an upcoming issue. Isn’t that exciting? We might even include a picture of your postcard in the issue.


Support USPS. Practice your penmanship. Submit to us.


Send your postcards to:

Cheat River Review

c/o Mary Ann Samyn

WVU Department of English

1503 University Ave.

PO Box 6296

Morgantown, WV 26506

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