Aromatica Poetica welcomes dynamic, thoughtful works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art–images, video, audio–that engage with smell and taste.


*We are open for submissions*

Our reading periods:

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Submissions things to know

  • Please put the title and genre (poetry, review, short story, etc.) in the subject line. Send as attachment: doc, docs, or rtf. Email to:
  • Include a brief cover letter and short bio (no more than 100 words), and any original art or photography that you would like included in the article
  • We’ll accept pieces up to 5000 words, but generally prefer shorter pieces–ArPo’s sweet spot is 1500. Limit your poetry to five poems per submission.
  • We also welcome relevant and inspired art and photography
  • We strongly prefer previously unpublished work, but will consider reprints—please let us know when and where it was first published
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions—please let us know if the piece has been accepted elsewhere
  • Please link to us if we were the first to publish in any future reprints
  • Unfortunately, we cannot offer payment at this time. (An exception being pieces accepted into our Blind Writers Project)


Interviews and Reviews

Interviews with authors, distillers, perfumers, aroma therapists, artists, chemists, and anyone with professional expertise or experience using or investigating smell or taste

Reviews – Books, booze, perfumes, flavors, artworks and events about or involving smell

Please note: Aromatica Poetica loves thoughtful, idiosyncratic, intelligent, personal, humorous, passionate reviews of books, perfumes, essential oils, food, booze, and pretty much any product that has anything to do with smell or taste. We also love reviews of art and performance that incorporate aromas or olfaction. For inquiries about having your book, product, service, or event reviewed, or to pitch us a review idea, please email


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