Time of Singing welcomes poetry that talks about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational and nature poems. I prefer poems that don't preach, and "show" rather than "tell." Sermons and “greeting card” poetry have valid purposes, but aren't appropriate for this magazine.
I suggest you obtain a sample back issue to help you ascertain TOS's style. For further information, see the right-hand column on this page.
I welcome fresh rhyme, beg for more forms, appreciate well-crafted free verse, and consider poems up to 60 lines in length. I try to respond within three months, and make every effort to publish poems within one year of acceptance.
TOS no longer publishes a theme list for each issue, except for contests, which may or may not have a motif. Poems with seasonal topics which are accepted for publication (e.g. Christmas, spring, etc.) will appear in the appropriate issue.
Please include a SASE with all submissions by regular mail, and send them to:
Time of Singing
P.O. Box 5276
Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
You may also submit poems via email to the following address:
I will comment on work that has merit and is close to publication, and will clear major revisions with the poet. All contributors receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears and the opportunity to purchase more at the contributor’s rate.
Of course, subscriptions are always welcome! One year (four issues) is $18.00 ($21.00 US for Canadian friends). I hope that you’ll consider supporting small press poetry.
Thank your for your interest in Time Of Singing. I look forward to reading your work.
Lora Zill, Editor