And for my sylvan company, in lieu
Of Pampinea with her lively peers,
Sate Queen Titania with her pretty crew,
All in their liveries quaint, with elfin gears,
For she was gracious to my childish years,
And made me free of her enchanted round;
Wherefore this dreamy scene she still endears,
And plants her court upon a verdant mound,
Fenced with umbrageous woods and groves profound.
--Thomas Hood, "The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies", 1827

Welcome to Pixies of Eglantine! This brand new poetry e-zine seeks submissions about the world of fairies, elven, pixies, sylphs, and similar magical folk, but with a unique twist: all submissions must mention music somewhere in the poem. Need a little help when it comes to inspiration? Think Rose Fyleman, "The Magic Casement" edited by Alfred Noyes, "Midsummer Night's Dream" by Shakespeare, the German band Stormwitch, and early Styx. I am happy to announce that even though this project blossomed rather early in 2013, I received enough material to launch the first although brief issue. Maybe not brief, but cozy. Cozy like an elf home in an enchanted forest. A huge thank you to those who sent me your poetry. I hope you all enjoy the first issue of Pixies of Eglantine. And don't forget, Pixies of Eglantine is published once a year at Midsummer.

Non-rhyming poetry is preferred; nothing graphic will be published. Please see the rest of the submission guidelines below.

Pixies of Eglantine is now accepting poetry submissions for Issue 4 which is due out on Midsummer 2017!

Submission Guidelines

I do not accept any submissions from email accounts due to increased bounces. I do recommend that potential poetry submitters to Pixies of Eglantine obtain a Gmail, Yahoo!, Zoho, AIM, Outlook, or something similar, which are all free. I realize this may seem like a hassle, but will cut down greatly on communication issues between myself and my poetry submitters. Thank you for your understanding!

Please have your subject line read: Poetry Submission: Pixies of Eglantine. Please send up to 6 poems (non-rhyming) to the following email address: or (replace the .at. with the @ symbol when sending the email please!). You will retain all copyrights to your work. A notification of publication in this electronic journal will be sent to each published contributor every annual issue. There is no reading nor publication fee charged to submitters of poetry. Please paste your work in the body of your email. A very big thank you to all who submit to the first issue of Pixies of Eglantine!







All poems are copyright of their respective authors.

Pixies of Eglantine, editor, Julie Kovacs. 2013-2016