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, Esther Belin, Angela Flores, Lindsay Garbutt, and Fred Sasaki

Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Esther Belin

As guest editor, I am interested in work that reframes relationships: self/community, proximity/natal connections, contrived/mythical/positionality systems of power. I am interested in poems that link genres and mediums, and that challenge form and function. Another of my interests is to deepen the translation projects that previous guest editors have presented. I hope to highlight writing in Indigenous languages in particular, and am open to “translations” in a wide sense. This can include different approaches to how multiple languages correlate or complement each other, self-translations, collaborative translations, and other approaches.

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.

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 100,000 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 message 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, Esther Belin, Angela Flores, Lindsay Garbutt, and Fred Sasaki


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Esther Belin

As guest editor, I am interested in work that reframes relationships: self/community, proximity/natal connections, contrived/mythical/positionality systems of power. I am interested in poems that link genres and mediums, and that challenge form and function. Another of my interests is to deepen the translation projects that previous guest editors have presented. I hope to highlight writing in Indigenous languages in particular, and am open to “translations” in a wide sense. This can include different approaches to how multiple languages correlate or complement each other, self-translation, collaborative translations, and other approaches.


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, Esther Belin, Angela Flores, Lindsay Garbutt, and Fred Sasaki


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.

Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Esther Belin

As guest editor, I am interested in work that reframes relationships: self/community, proximity/natal connections, contrived/mythical/positionality systems of power. I am interested in poems that link genres and mediums, and that challenge form and function.   Another of my interests is to deepen the translation projects that previous guest editors have presented. I hope to highlight writing in Indigenous languages in particular, and am open to “translations” in a wide sense. This can include different approaches to how multiple languages correlate or complement each other, self-translation, collaborative translations, and other approaches.

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, Esther Belin, Angela Flores, Lindsay Garbutt, and Fred Sasaki


Call for Submissions - Guest Editor Esther Belin

As guest editor, I am interested in work that reframes relationships: self/community, proximity/natal connections, contrived/mythical/positionality systems of power. I am interested in poems that link genres and mediums, and that challenge form and function.   Another of my interests is to deepen the translation projects that previous guest editors have presented. I hope to highlight writing in Indigenous languages in particular, and am open to “translations” in a wide sense. This can include different approaches to how multiple languages correlate or complement each other, self-translation, collaborative translations, and other approaches.


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, Esther Belin, Angela Flores, Lindsay Garbutt, and Fred Sasaki


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!

2022 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to five young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly and increased in 2013 with a gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

A list of previous winners can be found on our website.

Thank you in advance for sharing your submission for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. We look forward to the opportunity to engage carefully with the application.

Gratefully,

The Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Committee

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

To honor the intentions of our fellowships, we have established specific eligibility requirements for applications. If you do not meet these requirements, we still hope to engage with you and read your work. We encourage you to submit to Poetry magazine.

  1. Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens.
  2. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2022.
  3. Applications will be accepted from May 2, 2022, through June 2, 2022, at 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time).
  4. Applications must be made through this submission website (Submittable); applications via email are not permitted. If you have accessibility needs or concerns about using Submittable, please email fellowships@poetryfoundation.org.
  5. Poems previously published in journals or books may be included in your application.

Submission Criteria

Please assemble your application materials as a single file (we are only able to access file types that are pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf at this time).

This document must include:

     1) An approximately 500-word introduction that should address:

  • Your studies of poetry so far and/or the poets who influence your work
  • The ways in which you engage with your community
  • Your goals for the future

     2) Ten pages of poems. You may include multiple poems on one page, but total pages of poems must not exceed ten. You are welcome to include poems that have already been published.

Name this document FELLOWSHIP [LAST NAME]_[FIRST NAME] (example: FELLOWSHIP Doe_John.doc)

Please ensure that all required materials are included in one document. We are not able to review application materials submitted in multiple files at this time.

Additional Information

The selected Fellows will be celebrated in the fall. All applicants will receive an email letting them know the status of their application once decisions are made. If you have any questions, contact fellowships@poetryfoundation.org.

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