Delays, Delays

We are still at work to publish Issue #26 of the Journal. We hope it won’t be too much longer.

However, until it is out we are postponing submissions for Issue #27. Watch this page for updates.

Leave a comment

ALERT: Change in submission dates

We are changing the dates for receiving submissions. Instead of April 1 to June 30, we are setting them for May 1 to July 15 this year, issue #27..

We hope this will make for a more efficient process.

To make this work, we will have to reject submissions received in April, so watch your dates.

Thank you to all our submitters


News from the Editor

First, the sad news. Production problems have delayed Sin Fronteras #26. It will come out, we just don’t know when.

Second, a personal note from the editor:

Omicron permitting, I will be the featured reader at the Sin Fronteras Open Reading at Palacio Bar in Mesilla on February 16, sharing poems from Lost in the Greenwood.  The poems describe and respond to 500-year-old tapestries and the world that created them, combined with personal reactions and reflections.  Gather at 7:30 p.m.  Reading begins at 8:00.  Open reading follows.

Here’s a brief sample poem from the collection:


Unlocking the past is
No simple matter when it’s wrapped
In thick carpets of color that
Combine the daily and the dreamed.
Of the joys and sorrows of the
Renaissance there is in fact
Nothing left but threads.


And Now for Issue #26

There are just three more weeks to submit your work for our next annual issue. We want to see your poems and prose. Check the details on the submissions page and send us something. No particular theme. We want poetry that stirs the reader. By that we mean, send us your good stuff.

Leave a comment

Celebration Reading for Issue #25

Sign on next Saturday for a reading by many of the contributors to Issue #25. (Check your time zone.)

An evening with Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders
A Poetry Reading (via Zoom)

15 May 2021, 7:00 to 8:30pm PDT
(open mic to follow)
(the door opens at 6:55pm)

presented by el gigante reading series, Sacramento City College
through the kindness of SF contributor Danny Romero

If you’re new to the journal you’ll get a good idea of what we like. NOTE: Submissions are now open for Issue #26.


Issue #25 is Out

Our latest issue includes a varied and even international group of poets: Hugh Anderson, Paul Bamberger, Rachel Barton, Byron Beynon, Philip Dean Brown, Kathleen Browning, Blair Cooper, William Doreski, Stephen Duncan, Jesse Ehrenberg, Jay Gandhi, Peter Goodman, Ken Hada, Carol Hamilton, Tobey Hiller, Marc Jampole, Judith Janoo, Rick Kearns, Dwayne Kiern, Yvonne Higgins Leach, Laura Celise Lippman, Catherine A. MacKenzie, John Macker, Michael Minassian, Bruce Morton, Paul Robert Mullen, joseph Murray, Mary Oertel-Kirshner, Marilyn C. O’Leary, Kenneth Pobo, Danny Romero, Beate Sigriddaughter, Joseph Somoza, John Tustin, Gail Tyson, Vivian Wagner, Rebecca Watkins, and Scott Wiggerman.

It also includes prose by Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi, Kate LaDew and Donna D. Vittuci and  a reprinted poem by our supporter and editor Joanne Townsend, whom we lost in January and to whom we dedicate this issue.

The cover is a compilation of all our previous cover images.

Copies for contributors are on their way, with instructions for ordering more if you wish to. Copies are available for all for $10 plus postage. See the Orders page.

Leave a comment


Issue #25 is at the printer. If you think it has taken a long time, you are right. This is not new for us, but made worse by the pandemic. It should be out soon.

The cover of this 25th issue may make it a collector’s item! The image will be posted when the issue is available.

Leave a comment

Issue #25 Moves to Production

The editors of Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Journal have completed their selections for the 25th annual issue.

If you sent us something between April 1 and June 30 and have not heard from us, please contact us at sinfronterasjournalnm@gmail.com right away. Things do get lost, whether in the ether or on our desks, and we don’t want you do go on wondering.

The 2021 issue will include 38 poets and three prose writers. Allow four months or more for our all volunteer crew to get it all together.

Due to a lack of gatherings, we have many copies of the 2020 issue available. You can order one for $10 including the postage.

Leave a comment

Submissions Close June 30

Submissions for the next issue (our 25th annual issue) of Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Journal are open until June 30.

We were fortunate to get an interview with Trish Hopkinson, who puts out information on publishing opportunities with upcoming deadlines.  You can read the interview at:


I recommend getting on her email list if you are a poet who is always on the lookout for new outlets.

But first, if you haven’t already, get your submission together for Sin Fronteras.  We want to hear from both previous and new-to-us writers.  Check the submissions page and our previous blog for the details of the process.

1 Comment

Sin Fronteras Journal Submissions Are Now Open

We will receive submissions for our 25th annual issue from now until June 30.  Please check the guidelines on the submissions page, where you will also find our email address.  We prefer that you use email if you can.  Mail is slow to get to us.


You set up your submissions on 8 ½ by 11 inch pages but our journal is printed on 5 ½ by 8 ½ inch pages.  Lines that look fine on the larger page may run over on the narrower page.  The poem won’t look the same.

The actual available width, allowing for margins and binding, is about 4 ¼ inches.  If you care about how your work looks on the page – and you should – please keep our page size in mind when you choose what to submit, and adjust it if need be.

Your editors and proofreaders will appreciate this attention to detail.