The Cape Rock appears twice a year.

  • Contributors’ names and email addresses should appear in the upper right-hand corner of each submission.
  • All accepted work will appear online, with select poems appearing in our annual print issue. 
  • Include a third person bio to accompany your work if we accept your poem or poems. 
  • We publish poetry; no restrictions on subjects or forms, but we prefer poems under 75 lines. Our criterion for selection is the quality of the work.
  • We accept submissions of between 1 and 5 poems. 
  • All contributors are paid with two copies.
  • We do not accept previously published material.
  • The Cape Rock retains first printing rights, then rights revert to the author. The Cape Rock should be credited as the original publisher if the work is subsequently placed elsewhere.
  • Email upress@semo.edu with any questions about submissions.