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Poetry Guidelines

Call for Submissions: Poetry

The Freeman accepts poetry submissions year-round to be considered for publication in the print magazine and online. 

Although each issue has a theme of its own, poems need not relate to any theme. Our primary criterion is always literary excellence.

Guidelines

  • Payment is $50 per poem, as well as a copy of the issue of publication.
  • Submissions must be unpublished poems or translations only.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if noted as such.
  • Translations into English are accepted, but either the translator must have documented permission to publish the translations at the time of submission or the poems must be in the common domain per U.S. and international copyright law.
  • Include copies of the poems in the original language with any translation submissions.
  • Send up to 6 unpublished poems, up to 60 lines each (exceptions to the length restriction may be made in rare cases), in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to Luke Hankins, Poetry Editor,  at poetry@fee.org.
  • You can expect a response within 6 weeks of receipt. If you have not received a response after 6 weeks, you may query by email to the poetry editor.

The Freeman acquires first North American serial rights for each poem or translation published. Rights revert to the author or translator upon publication, though The Freeman must be credited with first publication in any subsequent publication. (e.g., “'Name of Poem' originally appeared in The Freeman.”)

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October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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