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NOTE: This is not a submission portal for the Poetry Foundation.

HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Send only one submission at a time. Wait until you receive our decision before uploading anything else. Multiple submissions will be archived unread, and will receive no response.
  • Put all poems into one document. (Don't submit poems separately.)
  • Use the Add File button to find the work on your computer you want to submit. Select the file and click the Open button. Your file will appear in the "file" field.
  • Click Submit and you're done! 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

  • Again, please send only ONE submission, and wait until you receive a decision before uploading any more.
  • Our response time can be up to 8 months. We appreciate your patience, and wish we could respond more rapidly, or with personal feedback - but we have a small staff and read over 150,000 poems per year.  In addition, our office is closed because of the COVID-19 crisis, so staff are working remotely.
  • To make sure you receive our responses, set your spam filter to allow emails from submissions@poetrymagazine.org. 
  • We consider only previously unpublished work.  Writing that has appeared online for any reason is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
  • POETRY magazine is open to simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if work you submitted is accepted elsewhere: add a note to your submission specifying the work that is no longer available.

If you have trouble using this site, click the "Help" link at the bottom of this page or email support@submittable.com. 

Thank you for your interest in POETRY magazine!

 

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. 

Do not upload another submission of poetry until you hear from us about this one; multiple submissions will not be read, and will receive no response.

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


You must have permission to publish the work you have translated; obtaining permissions is the responsibility of the submitter, not POETRY magazine.

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.

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

We welcome submissions of visual poems here. Please send no more than ten pages at a time. If it is part of a larger work, please let us know in the cover page box, below.

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

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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