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,

Adrian, Angela, Holly, and Lindsay

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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,

Adrian, Angela, Holly, and Lindsay


How to Submit

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

1. First save your poems as a single document.

2. Then complete the form with your information and upload your 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.

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. We have a small staff that reads over 100,000 poems per year. Because we strive to give every submission careful review, our response time can be up to eight months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  3. If you have published your work in Poetry during the last year, please wait until next year to submit any new work.
  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 We consider only previously unpublished work.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. We welcome poems in all languages. For poems that are not primarily in English, please include a translation of the non-English portion(s) of the poem. This is an accessibility consideration for our editorial staff, not an attempt to privilege the English language.
  6. For those submitting video, please also include a written copy of your text, as both video and text would be published if accepted for publication.
  7. If your submission involves collaboration with another poet or artist, please include their name and 20-word bio as well.
  8. Poetry is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a message to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  9. All poets will be compensated for published poems. We pay $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem.
  10. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  11. We close for submissions annually from June 15 through September 15. 
  12. 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 your interest in Poetry magazine!

Poetry is continuing a multi-year project that seeks to introduce readers to a broad scope of work by authors we’ve not yet published. We invite you to submit portfolio pitches focused on individual poets, artistic groups, movements, and organizations. Recent folios on Margaret Danner, Frank Marshall Davis, William J. Harris, June Jordan, Joyce Mansour, Carolyn M. Rogers, and Assotto Saint are examples of the composition, scope, and quality of work we are interested in.

Published folios will be 20-30 pages in length, and may include photos, letters, interviews, essays, speeches, and other ephemera in addition to poems. Our preference is for folios to primarily include previously unpublished poems, poems published only in limited edition runs, or out-of-print work, but they may also include more widely available works, especially if those poems are key to the subject’s history and work. All folios should include a short prose introduction and can include additional critical examinations of the work, and/or more personal remembrances. We are particularly interested in poets who were active from 1912 on.

Please note: The curator of the folio is responsible for identifying likely rights holders (e.g. estate, publisher, family) and should be able to provide contact information for reproduction rights. If the folio you’re proposing is on a living poet, we prefer that you’ve already been in touch with them about this proposal. If you have an idea for a folio but do not want to curate it, please use this general folio suggestion form.

Poetry closes for submissions annually from June 15 through September 15. 

WHAT TO SUBMIT

1. A short pitch (500 words max) that includes:

  • Your relationship to the work
  • Why you think the work should be revisited now
  • The time period the folio would cover
  • The types of work by this poet you would include (ex: published and unpublished poems, essays, letters, interviews, etc.)
  • Any supplemental work by other authors you may want to include (e.g. images, essays or poems about the poet)
  • Where the work has primarily been published
  • Whether the work is currently in print or out of print
  • Whether this is part of a larger project (e.g. a forthcoming book, or a related portfolio in another journal)
  • Any collaborators you have in this project

2. A sample folio that includes:

  • A sampling of the poetry section of the folio (7-10 pages of poems) in one document (please include citations where possible)*
  • Optional: Attach any supplementary files if available (essays, photographs, letters, other ephemera, etc.). Please include short captions for any of these items.


Payment: Flat rate of $3,500 for 20-30 pages of work. For any introduction or prose, you will also be paid our standard prose rate ($150/page). Rights holders will be paid for permissions to reprint the work.


Note: Poetry closes for submissions annually from June 15 through September 15. 

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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,

Adrian, Angela, Holly, and Lindsay


How to Submit

For translations, please submit no more than 4 poems, for a total of 10 pages maximum. Please include both the original poem and your translation. For essays or interviews on translation, please submit no more than 10 pages of a single essay or interview. If this is part of a larger work, let us know in the cover letter field. If you have any trouble using this online system, please email support@submittable.com.

1. Save the work you are submitting as a single document. Since we publish translations bilingually, please also include the poems in the original language in your submission document. 

2. Complete the form with your information and upload your work.

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.

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. We have a small staff that reads over 100,000 poems per year. Because we strive to give every submission careful review, our response time can be up to eight months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  3. If you have published your work in Poetry during the last year, please wait until next year to submit any new work.
  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. We welcome poems in all languages. For poems that are not primarily in English, please include a translation of the non-English portion(s) of the poem. This is an accessibility consideration for our editorial staff, not an attempt to privilege the English language.
  6. Poetry is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a message to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  7. All poets will be compensated for published poems. We pay $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem in print and $150/magazine page for prose. For translations, we split payment 50/50 between the translator and the author of the original poem or the rightsholder.
  8. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  9. We close for submissions annually from June 15 through September 15. 
  10. 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 your interest in Poetry magazine!

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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,

Adrian, Angela, Holly, and Lindsay


 

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, 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.

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.

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. We have a small staff that reads over 100,000 poems per year. Because we strive to give every submission careful review, our response time can be up to eight months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  3. If you have published your work in Poetry during the last year, please wait until next year to submit any new work.
  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 message to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  6. All poets will be compensated for published poems. We pay a $600 flat rate for video poems.
  7. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  8. We close for submissions annually from June 15 through September 15. 
  9. 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 your interest in Poetry magazine!

Ends on

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,

Adrian, Angela, Holly, and Lindsay


How to Submit

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

1. First save your poems as a single document.

2. Then complete the form with your information and upload your 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.

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. We have a small staff that reads over 100,000 poems per year. Because we strive to give every submission careful review, our response time can be up to eight months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  3. If you have published your work in Poetry during the last year, please wait until next year to submit any new work.
  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. We welcome poems in all languages. For poems that are not primarily in English, please include a translation of the non-English portion(s) of the poem. This is an accessibility consideration for our editorial staff, not an attempt to privilege the English language.
  6. For those submitting video, please also include a written copy of your text, as both video and text would be published if accepted for publication.
  7. If your submission involves collaboration with another poet or artist, please include their name and 20-word bio as well.
  8. Poetry is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a message to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  9. All poets will be compensated for published poems. We pay $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem.
  10. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  11. We close for submissions annually from June 15 through September 15. 
  12. 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 your interest in Poetry magazine!

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,
Adrian, Angela, Holly, and Lindsay
 

How to Submit
Poetry magazine welcomes personal and idiosyncratic prose pertaining to poets and poetry. We appreciate experimental forms, as well as playfulness and a sense of humor. These pieces should demonstrate poetry’s role in the wider culture and its manifestations in the writer’s lived experience. This is not a form for straightforward literary criticism or academic prose. Please see our general submissions page for other prose-related calls (book reviews, roundtables, etc). In this form, we are seeking:
 

Our typical essay  length is about 1,500 - 2,500 words. As a maximum, please submit no more than ten pages; if the work is longer than that, please note that in the cover letter and we will ask to see more if we are interested.
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. We have a small staff that reads over 100,000 poems per year. Because we strive to give every submission careful review, our response time can be up to eight months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  3. If you have published your work in Poetry during the last year, please wait until next year to submit any new work.
  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 message to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  6. All poets will be compensated for published work. We pay $150 per published page in print for prose.
  7. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  8. We close for submissions annually from June 15 through September 15. 
  9. 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 your interest in Poetry magazine!

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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,
Adrian, Angela, Holly, and Lindsay


How to Submit
Poetry magazine seeks:

Please don’t submit reviews of a single book. Those submissions will be declined.
The magazine welcomes exploratory writing that demonstrates the relevance of poetry to everyday life. We encourage writers to take an out-of-the-box approach to book reviewing, and are particularly interested in work that fosters conversation—between the poets whose work is under consideration, the reviewer, and readers at large.
Our typical review  length is about 1,200 - 1,800 words. Please submit no more than seven pages total.
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. We have a small staff that reads over 100,000 poems per year. Because we strive to give every submission careful review, our response time can be up to eight months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  3. If you have published your work in Poetry during the last year, please wait until next year to submit any new work.
  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 message to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.
  6. All poets will be compensated for published work. We pay $150 per published page in print for prose.
  7. To make sure you receive our response, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org.
  8. We close for submissions annually from June 15 through September 15. 
  9. 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 your interest in Poetry magazine!

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