Many people request our guidelines for submission of poetry & short fiction. They are simple: be as imaginative as possible, be honest in speaking to yourself, and inspire yourself as you write. Once you've done that, put those exact poems or pieces of fiction in an envelope with a SASE (self-addressed & stamped envelope) for a response and/or the return of your work. Make sure you've supplied enough postage.
They also currently have a contest that may be of interest...
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Bitter Oleander is given annually for a single poem for the Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award. Submit up to five poems of no more than two pages each with a $10 entry fee ($2 for each additional poem) by June 15. Bitter Oleander Press, Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award, 4983 Tall Oaks Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066-9776. Paul Roth, Publisher.
Visit their website for more information and complete contest and submission guidelines -http://www.bitteroleander.com/index.html