We're interested in the following

  • well-researched political pieces, especially pertaining to timely issues (If you have a direct connection to an issue, all the better)
  • poetry, very short fiction, prose poems
  • personal essays
  • parenting pieces
  • feminism
  • education
  • humor writing
  • weird/strange history
  • sports writing (especially pertaining to wrestling/boxing/MMA, soccer, baseball)

We're interested in all sorts of work, but especially

  • well-researched political pieces, especially pertaining to timely issues (If you have a direct connection to an issue, all the better)
  • personal essays
  • parenting pieces
  • feminism
  • education
  • humor writing
  • weird/strange history
  • sports writing (especially pertaining to wrestling/boxing/MMA, soccer, baseball)
Note: We pay, barely, at $10 per piece. Please visit www.lefthooks.net to get an idea of what we publish.
Ends on December 31, 2017

Keep the following in mind:

IMPORTANT: Please put ALL your work into ONE file when uploading it. (So if you have five poems/short shorts, what have you, put them into ONE Word file.)

(1) Submissions are free.
(2) No previously published work (even if it occurred online).
(3) Please send only 3-5 poems, and only send one batch of work at a time.
(4) Unless asked, please don't submit more than two times a year.
(5) Simultaneous submissions are just fine, but let us know pronto if your work is accepted elsewhere.
(6) Payment is $10, whether we run one poem, or all of them.
(7) We'll try to respond within three months, but don't query unless it's been over a year.  Email us at knockoutpoetry AT gmail.com
Reading on a screen is hard, so we want short work--short shorts, flash fiction, prose poems/very short stories. Nothing longer than three pages in MS Word, please.

Please send a maximum of three pieces per submission.

Definitely interested in the strange, surreal, magical realism, sci-fi, quirky, and funny (think Calvino, Edson, Amber Sparks, Donald Barthelme) but interested in anything that's good.