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, and Fred Sasaki


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Su Cho

During my tenure as guest editor, I hope to accomplish one thing: to fill the pages of Poetry with writing that strives toward the better worlds we seek to build and inhabit. This includes, yes, those of you who have yet to be published or are just beginning to cast work out into the world. Let’s texture the world with your languages, sounds, and places. We are excited to keep the door to your audio, visual, and video poems wide open. Let’s celebrate the enduring yet protean quality of poetry that propels us into places we have yet to imagine.

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, Su Cho, Lindsay Garbutt, and Fred Sasaki 


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Su Cho 

During my tenure as guest editor, I hope to accomplish one thing: to fill the pages of Poetry with writing that strives toward the better worlds we seek to build and inhabit. This includes, yes, those of you who have yet to be published or are just beginning to cast work out into the world. Let’s texture the world with your languages, sounds, and places. We are excited to keep the door to your audio, visual, and video poems wide open. If collaborative work and creative exchange is a part of your work, consider submitting to our special call for collaborative work by July 1st.  

Let’s celebrate the enduring yet protean quality of poetry that propels us into places we have yet to imagine.


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, Su Cho, Lindsay Garbutt, and Fred Sasaki

Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Su Cho

During my tenure as guest editor, I hope to accomplish one thing: to fill the pages of Poetry with writing that strives toward the better worlds we seek to build and inhabit. This includes, yes, those of you who have yet to be published or are just beginning to cast work out into the world. Let’s texture the world with your languages, sounds, and places. We are excited to keep the door to your audio, visual, and video poems wide open. Let’s celebrate the enduring yet protean quality of poetry that propels us into places we have yet to imagine.

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.

You must have permission to publish the work you have translated; obtaining permissions 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, and Fred Sasaki


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Su Cho 

During my tenure as guest editor, I hope to accomplish one thing: to fill the pages of Poetry with writing that strives toward the better worlds we seek to build and inhabit. This includes, yes, those of you who have yet to be published or are just beginning to cast work out into the world. Let’s texture the world with your languages, sounds, and places. We are excited to keep the door to your audio, visual, and video poems wide open. Let’s celebrate the enduring yet protean quality of poetry that propels us into places we have yet to imagine.


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, Su Cho, Lindsay Garbutt, and Fred Sasaki


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Su Cho

During my tenure as guest editor, I hope to accomplish one thing: to fill the pages of Poetry with writing that strives toward the better worlds we seek to build and inhabit. This includes, yes, those of you who have yet to be published or are just beginning to cast work out into the world. Let’s texture the world with your languages, sounds, and places. We are excited to keep the door to your audio, visual, and video poems wide open. Let’s celebrate the enduring yet protean quality of poetry that propels us into places we have yet to imagine.


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!

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