After the fun of the Short Poems issue, in May and June we'll be back to business as usual.

All kinds of poems are welcome, on any sort of subject. But I ought to warn you that prose poems are very unlikely to make it into the magazine. I know Jessy has included one or two in issues where she has been guest editor, but frankly I can't really see the point of them.

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Two blog posts may be of interest to potential contributors to Snakeskin .
The first, on "How Snakeskin Works", explains the simple procedure by which contributions are selected for a month's issue.

The second, called "Don't" offers some tips to novice poets, detailing a few of the things that might make an editor take against your work.