Thank you for sharing your work with Poetry. We look forward to the opportunity to engage carefully with your work. Due to the number of submissions we receive each year, we will likely get back to you within eight months. We appreciate your patience.

Gratefully,

Holly Amos, Lindsay Garbutt, Suzi Garcia, Angel Gonzales, and Fred Sasaki


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Suzi Garcia

As guest editor, I am looking forward to poetry that is innovative and challenging. That innovation extends beyond form and content into thoughtful poetry that explores old sorrows and new joys in exciting voices. I’m interested in stirring translations from fresh perspectives, as well as critical prose writing. I hope to continue the explosive work of the guest editors before me through audio, visual, and video poems, as well as print. Create new paths for language; I’m right behind you.

How to Submit

Please submit up to 4 poems (up to 10 pages total) for consideration, following these guidelines:

1. Upload your poems in a single document.

  • Poems may be in traditional typed format, but we're also looking for:

i. Video recordings of spoken word pieces*

ii. Audio recordings of sound-based poems*

ii. Video recordings of mixed-media pieces (i.e. poetry read alongside dance)*

iii. Visual poetry or graphic poetry

iv. Poems written in languages other than English**

2. Click SUBMIT, and you’ll receive an email confirming that we received your submission. You can check the status of your submission by logging into your Submittable account.

*For those submitting video or audio files, please also include a written copy of your text, as both would be published if accepted for publication. If there are movement components to your poem which are performed by an artist other than the poem’s author, please include their name and bio as well.

**For those submitting poems in languages other than English, please also submit a copy of the poem in English. This is needed as an accessibility consideration for our editorial staff, not as an attempt to privilege the English language.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Please send only one submission at a time per category, and wait until you hear back from us before uploading a new submission. We are eager to provide ample time and space for everyone’s voices to be considered, so if you do send multiple submissions, they will be archived unread and will receive no response.
  2. Our response time can be up to 8 months. We appreciate your patience--we have a small staff who reads over 150,000 poems per year.
  3. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  4. We consider only previously unpublished work. Writing that has appeared online for any reason, including social media posts, is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
  5. Poetry is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  6. All poets will be compensated for published poems. For text poems, we pay $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem. For visual poems, audio poems, and video poems, we pay $300 per poem. If a piece is published in multiple formats, such as print and video, we pay for each format.
  7. If you have further questions, please visit our detailed FAQ on our website.

Please click the HELP link at the bottom of this page if you have trouble using this site.

If you are unable to use Submittable for any reason, please visit our FAQ page to learn other ways to submit your work.

Thank you for sharing your work with Poetry. We look forward to  the opportunity to engage carefully with your work. Due to the number of submissions we receive each year, we will likely get back to you within eight months. We appreciate your patience.

Gratefully,

Holly Amos, Lindsay Garbutt, Suzi F. Garcia, Angel Gonzales, and Fred Sasaki 


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Suzi Garcia 

As guest editor, I am looking forward to poetry that is innovative and challenging. That innovation extends beyond form and content into thoughtful poetry that explores old sorrows and new joys in exciting voices. I’m interested in stirring translations from fresh perspectives, as well as critical prose writing. I hope to continue the explosive work of the guest editors before me through audio, visual, and video poems, as well as print. Create new paths for language; I’m right behind you.


How to Submit

Please submit up to 4 poems (up to 10 pages total) for consideration, following these guidelines:

1. Upload your poems in a single document. We welcome poems written in languages other than English.* (If you have audio or video components to your poems, please use the other forms designated for those file types here.)

2. Click SUBMIT, and you’ll receive an email confirming that we received your submission. You can check the status of your submission by logging into your Submittable account.

*For those submitting poems in languages other than English, please also submit a copy of the poem in English. This is needed as an accessibility consideration for our editorial staff, not as an attempt to privilege the English language.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Please send only one submission at a time per category, and wait until you hear back from us before uploading a new submission. We are eager to provide ample time and space for everyone’s voices to be considered, so if you do send multiple submissions, they will be archived unread and will receive no response.
  2. Our response time can be up to 8 months. We appreciate your patience--we have a small staff who reads over 150,000 poems per year.
  3. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  4. We consider only previously unpublished work. Writing that has appeared online for any reason, including social media posts, is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
  5. POETRY is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  6. All poets will be compensated for published poems. We pay $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem.
  7. If you have further questions, please visit our detailed FAQ on our website.

Please click the HELP link at the bottom of this page if you have trouble using this site.

If you are unable to use Submittable for any reason, please visit our FAQ page to learn other ways to submit your work.

Thank you for sharing your work with POETRY. We look forward to the opportunity to engage carefully with your work. Due to the number of submissions we receive each year, we will likely get back to you within eight months. We appreciate your patience.

Gratefully,

Holly Amos, Lindsay Garbutt, Suzi F. Garcia, Angel Gonzales, and Fred Sasaki

Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Suzi Garcia

As guest editor, I am looking forward to poetry that is innovative and challenging. That innovation extends beyond form and content into thoughtful poetry that explores old sorrows and new joys in exciting voices. I’m interested in stirring translations from fresh perspectives, as well as critical prose writing. I hope to continue the explosive work of the guest editors before me through audio, visual, and video poems, as well as print. Create new paths for language; I’m right behind you.

How to Submit

Please submit up to 4 poems (up to 10 pages total) for consideration, following these guidelines:

1. Upload your typed poems in a single document. Note which poem(s) have audio components.

2. In the second file field, upload your audio recordings of sound-based poems*

3. Click SUBMIT, and you’ll receive an email confirming that we received your submission. You can check the status of your submission by logging into your Submittable account.

*For those submitting video or audio files, please also include a written copy of your text, as both would be published if accepted for publication. If there are components to your poem which are performed by an artist other than the poem’s author, please include their name and bio as well.

NOTE: For those submitting poems in languages other than English, please also submit a copy of the poem in English. This is needed as an accessibility consideration for our editorial staff, not as an attempt to privilege the English language.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Please send only one submission at a time per category, and wait until you hear back from us before uploading a new submission. We are eager to provide ample time and space for everyone’s voices to be considered, so if you do send multiple submissions, they will be archived unread and will receive no response.
  2. Our response time can be up to 8 months. We appreciate your patience--we have a small staff who reads over 150,000 poems per year.
  3. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  4. We consider only previously unpublished work. Writing that has appeared online for any reason, including social media posts, is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
  5. POETRY is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  6. All poets will be compensated for published poems. We pay $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem.
  7. If you have further questions, please visit our detailed FAQ on our website.

Please click the HELP link at the bottom of this page if you have trouble using this site.

If you are unable to use Submittable for any reason, please visit our FAQ page to learn other ways to submit your work.

Translation in the 21st Century


Translation is an intimate process. We crawl into the minds, time periods, and words of another and we decipher them. Translation is also deeply personal— consciously or not, we bring our own experiences and perspectives to the table.

For the February 2022 issue, we are looking for translations that spark conversation, that reimagine as much as interpret, that celebrate pluralism, and that bring the nuances of writing to the forefront.
We welcome essays and interviews about the craft of translation, contemporary translation issues, and critical essays on translations.

Please note: You must have permission to publish the work you have translated; obtaining permission is the responsibility of the submitter before work can be accepted.

Please submit no more than four poems, for a total of ten pages maximum. If this is part of a larger work, let us know in the cover letter field. Please include both the original poem and your translation.
If you have any trouble using this online system, please email support@submittable.com.

Thank you for sharing your work with Poetry. We look forward to the opportunity to engage carefully with your work. Due to the number of submissions we receive each year, we will likely get back to you within eight months. We appreciate your patience.
Gratefully,
Holly Amos, Su Cho, Lindsay Garbutt, Suzi F. Garcia, Angel Gonzales, and Fred Sasaki


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Suzi Garcia

As guest editor, I am looking forward to poetry that is innovative and challenging. That innovation extends beyond form and content into thoughtful poetry that explores old sorrows and new joys in exciting voices. I’m interested in stirring translations from fresh perspectives, as well as critical prose writing. I hope to continue the explosive work of the guest editors before me through audio, visual, and video poems, as well as print. Create new paths for language; I’m right behind you.


How to Submit

Please submit up to 4 poems (up to 10 pages total) for consideration, following these guidelines:
1. Upload your video submission, up to four videos. These can be recordings of spoken word pieces, ASL poems, or mixed-media pieces (i.e. poetry read alongside dance)*
2. In the second file field, include a transcription of the video or a typed version of it. This will appear in the print version of the magazine. All transcriptions should be in one file.
3. Click SUBMIT, and you’ll receive an email confirming that we received your submission. You can check the status of your submission by logging into your Submittable account.

*For those submitting video or audio files, please also include a written copy of your text, as both would be published if accepted for publication. If there are components to your poem which are performed by an artist other than the poem’s author, please include their name and bio as well.

NOTE: For those submitting poems in languages other than English, please also submit a copy of the poem in English. This is needed as an accessibility consideration for our editorial staff, not as an attempt to privilege the English language.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Please send only one submission at a time per category, and wait until you hear back from us before uploading a new submission. We are eager to provide ample time and space for everyone’s voices to be considered, so if you do send multiple submissions, they will be archived unread and will receive no response.
  2. Our response time can be up to 8 months. We appreciate your patience--we have a small staff who reads over 150,000 poems per year.
  3. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  4. We consider only previously unpublished work. Writing that has appeared online for any reason, including social media posts, is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
  5. Poetry is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  6. All poets will be compensated for published poems. We pay $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem.
  7. If you have further questions, please visit our detailed FAQ on our website.


Please click the HELP link at the bottom of this page if you have trouble using this site.

If you are unable to use Submittable for any reason, please visit our FAQ page to learn other ways to submit your work.

Thank you for sharing your work with Poetry. We look forward to the opportunity to engage carefully with your work. Due to the number of submissions we receive each year, we will likely get back to you within eight months. We appreciate your patience. 

Gratefully, 

Holly Amos, Lindsay Garbutt, Suzi F. Garcia, Angel Gonzales, and Fred Sasaki


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Suzi Garcia

As guest editor, I am looking forward to poetry that is innovative and challenging. That innovation extends beyond form and content into thoughtful poetry that explores old sorrows and new joys in exciting voices. I’m interested in stirring translations from fresh perspectives, as well as critical prose writing. I hope to continue the explosive work of the guest editors before me through audio, visual, and video poems, as well as print. Create new paths for language; I’m right behind you.

How to Submit

Please submit up to 4 visual poems (up to 10 pages total) for consideration, following these guidelines:

1. Upload your poems in a single document. We welcome poems written in languages other than English.* (If you have audio or video components to your poems, please use the other forms designated for those file types here.)

2. Click SUBMIT, and you’ll receive an email confirming that we received your submission. You can check the status of your submission by logging into your Submittable account.

*For those submitting poems in languages other than English, please also submit a copy of the poem in English. This is needed as an accessibility consideration for our editorial staff, not as an attempt to privilege the English language.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Please send only one submission at a time per category, and wait until you hear back from us before uploading a new submission. We are eager to provide ample time and space for everyone’s voices to be considered, so if you do send multiple submissions, they will be archived unread and will receive no response.
  2. Our response time can be up to 8 months. We appreciate your patience--we have a small staff who reads over 150,000 poems per year.
  3. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  4. We consider only previously unpublished work. Writing that has appeared online for any reason, including social media posts, is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
  5. Poetry is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  6. All poets will be compensated for published poems. We pay $300 per visual poem.
  7. If you have further questions, please visit our detailed FAQ on our website.

Please click the HELP link at the bottom of this page if you have trouble using this site.

If you are unable to use Submittable for any reason, please visit our FAQ page to learn other ways to submit your work.

Poetry magazine welcomes unsolicited poetry book reviews and essays pertaining to poets and poetry.  We strongly prefer pieces that are not single-book reviews, but rather review essays that discuss two or three books in light of larger matters; suggested word-length is about 1,200 - 1,500 words.

Essays that are not book reviews may address a wide variety of subjects that are relevant to readers of a magazine devoted to contemporary poetry.

Unfortunately, we do not usually publish interviews or academic work.

Note: Poems and prose poems should be submitted using the submission form for "poetry."  We do not publish fiction of any kind or essays on subjects other than poetry.

Please submit no more than ten pages. If your submission is part of a larger work, let us know in the cover letter field below.

If you have any trouble using this online system, please email support@submittable.com.

Thank you for your interest in Poetry magazine!

"Flyover country" is an incredibly literal phrase: there are states that important people fly over to get from one important city to another. The implication then is that the spaces in between are unimportant even though these states make up almost half of the nation in area, if not in population. But another name for the area known as “flyover country” is "heartland." There are small towns, farms, deserts, great cities, and each one of them pulses. Whether we grew up here or we have come to make our home here, we are drawn to the creation of community. Please celebrate your community with us.

We welcome poems, essays, and conversations focused on the Midwest, Mountain States, the Great Plains, and the South. This includes but is not limited to: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, among others.

If you have any questions about the parameters of the call for submissions itself, please reach out to me at sgarcia@poetryfoundation.org.

POETRY Magazine