The Bitter Oleander Press is Now Accepting Submissions/ How to Submit (Payment: Contributor’s Copy)

Established in 1974, the Bitter Oleander Press publishes “works whose imaginations open our eyes to a world we thought we knew but were mistaken.” The magazine is published bi-annually, and each brings together the works of well-known and little-known poets. All submissions are responded to within 30 days after the submission was made.

Who is Eligible to Submit:

  • Anyone from anywhere in the world.

How to Submit:

  • Submit a pack of 8 poems, either in English or in translation (which must be accompanied by their originals).
  • Or a short fiction piece of no longer than 2500 words.
  • All submissions will be responded within 30 days after the submission was made.
  • Submit here.


  • A copy of the issue of the magazine in which your work appears.

Good luck.

Ernest Ogunyemi

Ernest O. Ogunyemi enjoys playing with words to express what he feels within, or wants to feel. His stories have appeared in magazines and blogs such as Tuck Magazine, Naija Stories, Poetry Soup and his poetry is forthcoming in Acumen91 (out in May) and African Writing. Currently, he is working on a short story collection: Weaving Fine Rhythms from Broken Tunes.

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