All material must be submitted electronically to the following email address: When making your submissions, please give your material the following heading: Bow-Wow Shop submission, together with your name.

Wherever possible, we will endeavour to acknowledge receipt, and as quickly as possible. Whether or not that actually happens will entirely depend upon the burden of work at the time of submission. Even if your work is not accepted, you will hear from us.

At present there is no payment offered to contributors to The Bow-Wow Shop. When the sun begins to shine a little more brightly, that situation may change. Any work submitted remains the copyright of the author.  If the work requires editorial work, that will be done, in consultation with the author. All other content on the website is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights belonging to us and our licensors.  Other than incidentally to your personal use, you may not reproduce, modify, copy, distribute or use for commercial purposes any part of the website. The opinions expressed in the articles which appear on this website are those of the individual writers. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor.

We believe in protecting intellectual property, so please only submit poetry that is your own original creation.  If you have previously published your work elsewhere or submitted it to multiple places, please ensure you have permission for it to appear on this website.  You are personally responsible for your work, and if we suffer losses as a result of publishing your work you will be responsible for those losses. 

This forum represents an endeavour to bring poets together to talk, sensibly and intelligently, about the past, the present and the future of poetry. There is no conversation without voices. We value your submissions. 

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