Travelers Welcome

Travelers Welcome

Submission Guidelines


The Camel Saloon invites original and previously unpublished poetry.

Prose pieces may also be considered for placement in the tavern itself or in The Bactrian Room.

For the general philosophy of the joint, see the Editor's Interview at Duotrope:

Send one to three works in the body of an email to: editor.camelsaloon (at) gmail (dot) com

Please single space all submissions.  For prose, do not indent paragraphs.  Instead, justify to the left.

Author bios are welcome.  So is artwork and photography. 

Except by prior arrangement, word attachments will be returned unread.

Simultaneous submissions will not be accepted . without specific permission.

Acceptance grants The Camel Saloon one time electronic publishing rights.  Upon publication, all rights revert immediately to the author. 

Publication is scheduled three times per week:  Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Submitting authors may expect a timely response from the editor of The Camel Saloon.


The editor requests that the following be checked at the door:

(1)  Poems about being a poet, poems about writing poetry, poems about poets, and poems about poetry or about writing in general;
(2)  Poems about cats; allusions to cats; or mention of same;
(3)  Poems that conclude by asking a question;
(4)  Poems degrading to diversity or demography;
(5)  Poems of complaint without empathy or solution; and
(6)  Pithy thoughts or aphorisms of a few lines masquerading as a poem.

On poems about the 1960s, the War in Vietnam, and all related personages and events, the Saloon prefers to let the dead rest in peace, and for the ghosts to speak for themselves.

No self-pity.  No whining.
The Saloon generally eyes suicide with disfavor but will look the other way if a round is purchased for the patrons before the deed, and provided.the act does not occur on or within visual distance of the premises.


The Camel Saloon reserves the right to bestow preferential treatment upon any patron who includes with a submission his or her or a friend's original photography of the city, farm, forest or other locale portraying the place where the contributor lives, works, plays or wanders. Please include the specific location of the scene and the name of the photographim or the photographer.

The Camel Saloon is a nonpaying publication.

Published work will be retained in the archives of The Camel Saloon on a non-exclusive basis.  The Camel Saloon may select certain works published in this or an associated space for inclusion in annual, "best of" or similar electronic or print anthologies or highlight issues.


Thank you for your patronage.

Prices subject to change according to customer's attitude.

Drink up.