I Want You To See This Before I Leave accepts submissions of poetry, prose, short fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as artwork for the cover of each issue. 

Work can be submitted via our online submission form or by emailing us at Please submit all work according to the guidelines below: 

  • For poetry, please submit a maximum of three poems.

  • Prose submissions should be under 2000 words.

  • Attach all written work in a Word .doc or .docx file.

  • For artwork, please submit a high-res photo or scan of your work.

Once we receive your submission, we will respond to let you know we got it. If we accept your submission, we will send you a follow up asking for a short bio and a photo.

Feel free to email us with any questions or concerns at