This volume of Interim brings writers from the United States and abroad, living and dead, men and women, self-described boys and girls, and our compatriots merging into other, into a company of people—candidly, covertly, desperately, disparately; with longing, with anger, with humor and without; in inquiry and in accusation; out of self love and self hate and the amour of ambivalence—all who negotiate the regions, boundaries and border crossings of sex and sexuality, our father Eros, that Woman, without end.

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Please read the following guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered.

  • Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome between October 1 and May 1.

  • Interim now only accepts submissions through our submission manager, which will be closed outside our reading period. Submit work as a single document uploaded to Submittable. You may include your contact information either on each page of the uploaded document or in the appropriate field in the submission manager. Please include a brief biographical note. Note that any work submitted via email or postal service will be unopened and unread.

  • We accept simultaneous submissions provided that you notify us promptly by adding a note in Submittable if the work has been accepted elsewhere.

  • Our reporting time is generally eight to twelve weeks, although we sometimes take longer over the winter holidays. Please do not inquire about your submission until at least twelve weeks have passed.

  • We do not accept previously published work.

  • Please limit your submission to seven to ten pages of poetry, translation(s), or work in hybrid form, or a single essay of no more than ten pages.

  • Please do not send a further submission during any given reading period until you have received a response regarding your first.


Interim is a biannual creative writing publication that features poetry, translation, belles lettres, and work in hybrid forms. Neither Interim nor its editors have a prevailing aesthetic or political philosophy that they are willing to admit, and past contributors include writers as diverse as Martine Bellen, Anselm Berrigan, Robert Creeley, Norman Dubie, Brenda Hillman, Paul Hoover, Richard Hugo, Alice Notley, Anne Porter, Leslie Scalapino, Susan Schultz, Eleni Sikelianos, Arthur Vogelsang, Catherine Wagner.

Interim was founded by poet Wilber Stevens in 1944. In his tenure as editor of Interim, he published such luminaries as William Carlos William, Henry Miller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner. Click for more information about Wilber Stevens.


Editor-in-Chief: Claudia Keelan

Managing Editor: Derek Pollard

Editorial Assistants:

  • Michael Berger
  • Austin Ely

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