The Shit Creek Review


Shit Creek Apocalypse,
The End of Days


on account of
Days being Ended
and such.

No more submissions now. Time as we know it is over. The canoe has sunk. It is an ex-canoe.
The Editors have ascended into The Rapture. The Apocalypse has well & truly apocalypted.

Thanks to all.

Yours Eschatologically,

The Five Editors of the Apocalypse.

Please be sure to read our submission guidelines. Also see that page if you want to submit artwork or prose.

Submit up to 5 poems using the form below. If the form doesn't work for you, you may submit by regular email, but we would REALLY prefer it if you'd use this form. We review hundreds of poems for each issue, and your using this submission form will save us some administrative tedium.

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Do not insert HTML code for paragraph or line breaks; it should be sufficient to ensure that breaks are visually correct, with a double break where you need an empty line.

See the formatting notes if you are sending text with indented lines.

Translations: For Western languages, include the original text under your translation, in the same box. For other languages, just add a note, e.g. &odq;Translation from the Russian of Anna Akhmatova&cdq; and, if possible, the address of a web page where the original text can be found.

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Brief author’s biographical note —
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Other simple HTML tags are also accepted. (Please don’t copy in complex HTML, especially not the tag soup that Word spits out via its Save As... HTML.) For example, you might want to indent some lines in a poem. Spaces inserted at the beginning of a line with the spacebar or tab key will simply get lost in transmission. If you need an indent do it like this:

While this is just a standard flush-left line,
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(Note: no quotes of any kind around the word white.)

In the email that comes through, it will look like this:

While this is just a standard flush-left line,
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You can also use UBB formatting tags and the Preview process converts them to the equivalent HTML tags. Specifically, you can include [i] ..... [/i] for italics, [b] ..... [/b] for bold (though this should rarely be needed), and [color=white] .... [/color] to achieve indents.