Important Notice

As of 2014 Jan 12, submissions to The Ghazal Page will be made according to the following schedule. Please notice that two issues are planned this year.

The issue originally scheduled for December, 2013, appeared in early March, 2014.

Thank you for your interest in The Ghazal Page, in ghazals, and in poetry.

Best of success to you in your poetic endeavors!

– Gene Doty


Welcome to The Ghazal Page! Since 1999, The Ghazal Page has published ghazals in English — most originally written in English, with a few translated from other languages. It has also published a variety of notes, reviews, and essays relating to ghazals, their history, and their potentials as a form for poetry in English.

You will find, in these virtual pages, a number of ghazals with varying approaches. Some adhere closely to the traditional Persian/Urdu form, while others use the older Arabic modes, and yet others experiment in various ways. There are also the results of several ghazal challenges, with more to come. The responses to the challenges show how varied the ghazal can be as a form.

Also, please note at the bottom of this page a statement concerning copyright.


The Ghazal Page now issues an email newsletter. The newsletter covers topics related to ghazals, to other forms of poetry, to ideas about writing, to the other arts, especially music. It will also have news related to writers published in The Ghazal Page, discussion, responses, and guest writers. The newsletter will be mailed out not more than once a week and will arrive in your email inbox in plain text format.

If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter, please use the contact form to send an email asking to be added to the list and giving your name and email address. Your email address will not be sold, traded, or used for anything but this newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time by simply asking.


As in the past, The Ghazal Page will consider, and publish, unsolicited submissions in 2013. There will also be special issues and challenges. A policy statement for submissions is here. If you have questions or concerns, please use the contact form.

Notes, essays, and reviews relevant to ghazals will also be considered. Have a look at our current offerings before submitting your work.

In the list of links at the right of this page, please note a link to Editor’s Notes. This page will have a variety of notes about the policies, editing, processes, and other issues regarding The Ghazal Page. If you have questions you would like answered, please use the Contact Us link at the top of this page.


All writings and graphics on The Ghazal Page are copyright by their respective creators. There is a copyright notice at the top of each issue. To use any of these materials, you must obtain explicit permission from the copyright holder(s). Where there is no e-mail address listed for a writer, you may contact the editor, who will put you into contact with the writer.

There is also copyright information in the meta tags. Use "view page source" and look at the meta tags for copyright information for specific compositions. Where there is no copyright statement, the rights are held by the author or by Gene Doty.

Beginning with the ekphrastic ghazals, The Ghazal Page will publish some images of art work from other sources. We believe our use of these low-resolution images of such works for critical or creative commentary on them falls under the "fair use" provision of copyright law. Any other use might be copyright infringement.