AGATES (formerly known as the Moccasin), a poetry journal published annually by the League of MN Poets, features members’ original works. The book is a perfect bound, 80-page collection of poems beautifully designed and edited by members. All members are encouraged to submit their work.

Agates Submission Guidelines:

  • Agates accepts ONLY poems and ONLY from current League members
  • Previously published poems are accepted *
  • Poems must not exceed 32 lines
  • Submit up to five poems per submission period through Submittable
  • Submit poems as .doc or .docx files
  • One poem per page
  • Include your name, phone number, postal address and email address in the upper right-hand corner of each submission
  • All poems except haiku or senryu must have titles
  • Proofread your work carefully
  • If your poem’s punctuation breaks from convention, please include a statement of your intention, or it may be edited conventionally
  • Poems are only kept for one submission period, so do submit your work each year
  • Submission deadline is June 1st* while Agates accepts previously published poetry, we only list credits for previous publication of the NFSPS contest winners included in Encore.  Agates prints up to three NFSPS contest prize-winning poems by any given member per issue/year.  NFSPS contest winning poems may exceed the 32 line limit.