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Unlost: Found Poetry & Art

Literary Magazine




Found poems come from existing texts, such as newspaper articles, street signs, letters, books, poems.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 weeks after DL*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Max pieces: 6

Since found poems are the literary version of a collage, we are also interested in showcasing collage art pieces on our website.


Max pieces: 4

Found poetry only. Found poems come from existing texts, such as newspaper articles, street signs, letters, books, poems.* The person who finds the text presents it in a fresh way by applying some method to the text. In simple examples, line breaks and stanzas are applied. In others, one choose words and phrases and creates something new.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include a brief, third-person bio of no more than 50 words that will accompany your work. Please do not include live links in your bio.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Cut and paste the content of your submission in the box provided. Or send up to four pieces in one document, with the author name in the document, as well as a title above each piece. We cannot accept erasures or black-out poems submitted as text files (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt) with the erased or black-out text in the file. Please submit this kind of work as a good quality scan or a really good photograph. For art subs, you'll attach files. JPG, GIF, PNG. Do not submit art in PDF form or embedded in Word documents.

  • Author's rights

    Unlost acquires worldwide First Serial Electronic Rights and Nonexclusive Archival Electronic Rights, so that we may continue to archive your work. All submissions remain foremost the intellectual property of the author and rights revert to the author upon publication in Unlost. Any future publishers of works that first appear in this venue must credit Unlost for first publication.

  • Additional info

    We do not publish writing that is not found writing.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

5 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

9 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

    All genres



There are many different approaches to crafting a found poem and we encourage you to play with the different techniques. Some of our favorites are Erasures, Cut-ups, and the Cento.






    Editor RL Black avatar

    RL Black


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    Howie Good


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    Ken Chau


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    Tom Fugalli


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    Dale Wisely