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Dear Members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire,

The TPT editorial team and the Board of Directors at the Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) hope this email finds you and your loved ones well during these uncertain times.

We hope you enjoyed our last two Touchstone editions and want to thank you for your patience in awaiting the next journal. To that end, the editorial committee for The Poets’ Touchstone (TPT) is working on the next upcoming TPT issue and needs your poetry submissions!   We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions effective immediately through Oct 30th.

Please let us know if you need help becoming familiar with submitting work through Submittable or if, for some reason, you can’t use that format. We will try to assist you with your submissions. You can contact us at:

For your work to be considered, please follow Submittable guidelines. Members may submit no more than 3 poems by October 30th! Artwork will be accepted through November 15.

 We look forward to seeing your work and wish you all good health.

 Stay safe everyone,

— The Poets’Touchstone’s editorial team

Entries that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered or returned.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be received by the deadline date to be considered
  • Subject and form are open unless otherwise specified
  • Work will be considered for the current submission period only
  • Work must not be previously published
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions
  • Submission must include a 100-word biography and email address
  • All files must be attached in the formats specified in the submission form
  • Each upload must contain a single poem or artwork image
  • The uploads must not contain any identifying information
  • File name for upload must include ONLY the name of the poem or artwork/image


  1. Up to 3 poems may be submitted per submission period unless otherwise noted
  2. Length limited to 40 lines (longer poems may be considered at Editor’s discretion)
  3. Font must be Times New Roman 12 pt.


  1. Up to 2 images per submission period unless otherwise noted
  2. Only original work is accepted
  3. Images must be submitted at 300 DPI or higher
  4. Images must fit or be able to be cropped to 5.5″x8.5″ for portrait orientation or 11″x8.5″ for landscape orientation


All rights revert to authors upon publication, but if you do resubmit elsewhere, please credit The Poets’ Touchstone.

Questions? Please email the editors: