Solitary Plover

The Solitary Plover is the newsletter of the Friends of Lorine Niedecker, currently produced by Amy Lutzke, Editor and Peggy Turnbull, Editorial Assistant. Our poetry editor is Tom Montag. The Plover is issued twice each year, in winter and in summer.

Our submitting periods are:
Winter issue: December 1 through the second Saturday in January
Summer issue: May 1 through the second Saturday in June
Any submissions received outside these periods will be retained for consideration for the next issue but will result in longer waits.

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Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions from the public for the newsletter. Items considered for publication include essays and book reviews related to Niedecker. We also accept events and news items related to poetry and/or Niedecker. In addition, we will consider excellent original poetry which honors Niedecker in theme, style, or content.

  • Send one submission of 1-3 poems of any length to Put your last name and “Plover Submission” in the subject line. In the body of the email please include a cover letter with mailing address and a 50 word bio. 
  • Essay submissions should be limited to 1600 words. In the body of the email please include a cover letter with mailing address, a 50 word bio, and your essay.
  • Contributing authors will receive one contributor’s copy of the print issue. Rights revert to poets/contributors immediately after publication. If poems are reprinted later (in a collection or anthology), we appreciate an acknowledgements credit.

    Send your submissions as an email attachment in .doc, .docx, .rtf or .txt format to

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