Submissions – Poetry

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Below is a list of some outlets welcoming submissions of poetry – do let me know if you know of any others (or if any of the links are no longer valid). Thank you. I would always recommend you checking the current guidelines before writing something specific for any of the items mentioned on this page in case anything has changed.

  • 3A.M. Magazine welcomes submissions of poetry and non-fiction (currently closed to flash fiction, as of May 2014).
  • Absolute Write, as well as having a literary community, is a great resource for information across the spectrum.
  • Adirondack Review welcomes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translation, reviews, interviews, and art and photography. They also run two literary contests per year, awarding $400.
  • AGNI welcomes poetry, short fiction and essays. Submissions from 1st September to 31st May.
  • Canadian print magazine The Antigonish Review welcome poetry in any form (preferably 3-4, 8 max – payment US$30 per page), articles (1000-4000 words – payment US$100 flat rate) by post (Bonnie MsIsaac, Office Manager, PO Box 5000, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada B2G2W5. Fiction (500-3000 words – payment US$100 flat rate) can be emailed (
  • Ascent Aspirations welcomes short stories (<1,000 words), poetry, essays, reviews and visual art but they are usually booked months in advance so be prepared to wait.
  • Arabesques Editions is an Algerian-based magazine publisher but takes a variety of English language submissions.
  • Bateau accepts submissions of poetry, flash fiction, playlets, flash nonfiction, comics / graphic stories, and b/w illustration from 1st September to 31st May.
  • Best Poems is an annual print Anthology – free to submit.
  • Big Muddy invites submissions of history, creative non-fiction essays, political science, poetry, fiction, biography, environmental sciences, industry / business, photography, music, art and regional events, especially where related to the Mississippi River Valley. Submissions welcome year-round.
  • The Big Ugly Review is not currently taking submissions (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, photo-essays, film, music) but this may change.
  • The Binnacle publishes fiction and poetry and has various reading stages throughout the year.
  • Bitter Oleander publishes and invites fiction and poetry.
  • Blackbird welcomes poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
  • Bloodaxe Books welcome new authors with full-length collections.
  • Boston Literary Magazine takes stories up to 250 words and especially wants drabbles (100 worders), dribbles (50 worders) and poetry (especially haiku).
  • Broken the Fable showcases short stories and poetry. The magazine is free to submit, subscribe and read. You can find the terms and conditions here.
  • Carina Press take a variety of books in a variety of genres.
  • The Chicken Soup for the Soul series welcomes poetry and stories.
  • The Cobalt Review publishes short stories (fiction and nonfiction), plays, poetry, book excerpts, essays, etc. “We also feature art (drawings, paintings, graphic media, etc). We publish the works of authors regardless of whether they are established, or new or self-published. Unsolicited submissions are accepted year-round. There are no set guidelines as to content or length. All work must be original but can be previously published. If something is previously published, please let us know so that we can work through any copyright issues. All manuscripts must have the author’s name, address, phone number, and approximate word count at the top of the first page, and numbered throughout. All submissions are done online. We do not accept paper submissions at this time. All manuscripts must be written in English or Spanish. Translations are acceptable, but must be accompanied by a copy of the original text. Send your best work. You can submit several stories at a time. There is no submission fee. We will read and consider simultaneous submissions, on the condition that the author notify us immediately, by email, if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. We do not pay for any work of yours that we publish and you retain all of the rights to your work. This is a volunteer project and we are doing this for the love of literature and art.  The editors aim to respond to manuscripts in a timely fashion, and ask that you wait a minimum of six months to send follow-up inquiries. Please send inquiries by email to editors at and include the phrase “Submissions Inquiry” in your subject line. Need further information? Email us at
  • Character i welcomes short stories, poetry and art in first person point of view (hence the ‘i’ :)).
  • New (March 2014) online literary journal, Crooked/Shift, is to be published quarterly. We are dedicated to horror, humor, the absurd, and the strange, and are currently accepting works of flash fiction, short stories, prose, poetry, and essays, as well as film and book reviews. Was wondering if you could add us to the list of horror publishers. The website is: Again, thanks for your time and the work that you do. Matt Rotman, Editor-in-Chief, Crooked/Shift.
  • Dahlia Publishing, founded in 2010 and based in Leicester, aims to push the boundaries on creativity and diversity and engage BME readers. They’re keen to work with regional writers and talented young people to open the door to a career in publishing. If you’re writing a book or are a writer based in the region. Their submission guideline page says their looking for ‘Chick lit, Crime, Historical, Romantic, Multicultural, Young Adult and Children’s’ but not ‘Sci-Fi, Weird, Erotica, Horror, Gothic’. They ‘happy to accept poetry and short stories, when presented as a coherent collection’ and are ‘keen to publish first time authors’.
  • damselfly press seeks fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
  • Online literary magazine Dog Weed seek poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
  • Duotrope is one of the best resources for submission opportunities around.
  • Electric Literature publishes poetry and short stories.
  • French-based Equinox seeks contemporary poetry.
  • Fairy Tale Magazine (formerly Enchanted Conversation) accepts stories up to 3,000 words and poetry. No theme but submissions should “evoke the feel of classic pre-1900 fairy tales”.
  • Farragos Wainscot is a quarterly journal of the literary weird in fiction, poetry, and experimental wordforms. Unfortunately they no longer take submissions but this may change in the future so do keep looking from time to time (plus it’s an interesting site).
  • Female First online magazine is seeking shorts & poetry from female & male authors. 🙂
  • Fiction Magazine & Journal is calling for contributions: will publish work from leading writers, nationally and internationally, both established authors and first time writers.
  • Firebird Poetry is where poets “can upload their poetry for free”.
  • is looking for poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays, reviews, essays etc. Submissions to
  • The Incongruous Quarterly “publishes the unpublishable” and is currently seeking submissions of fiction and poetry.
  • Interlitq “accepts submissions for short fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. We do not accept any unsolicited material that has been previously published. If the material appears anywhere online, including your personal blog, we cannot consider it for publication.”
  • Australian literary magazine Island publishes “quality short stories (Aus$100), poetry (Aus$60), extracts from forthcoming novels, and articles and essays on topics of social, environmental and cultural significance (Aus$100 per 1,000 words).”
  • The Journal of Medical Case Reports is looking for poets and illustrators to contribute to their quarterly letterpressed pamphlet celebrating the poetry of ailments.
  • Kumquat Poetry is a new webzine “dedicated to publishing the out-there, the experimental and the best frontier-fracturing new poetry around”.
  • The Leading Edge is a semi-professional speculative fiction magazine produced at Brigham Young University, (Utah, USA). You can submit <10,000 words, payment is 1 cent per word ($10 min) + 2 mag copies. They also accept sci-fi/fantasy poetry. Payment is $10 for the first 4 pages, $1.50 for each subsequent page of published poetry. Two contributor copies are also provided. They also buy illustrations.
  • Literary Submission Helper does what it says on the tin: “we currently have 500 fiction and non-fiction submission opportunities, across all genres, 50 of which have been made available for free.”.  You get a sample for free but have to pay to see all 500+ across the genre range.
  • MacGuffin welcomes creative fiction and non-fiction up to 5,000 words, and poetry.
  • Mad Hatters’ Review is looking for poems, flash fiction, short interviews, reviews etc. especially writing that’s “edgy, risky, gutsy…”.
  • Magma Poetry would like to receive poems where the meaning is expressed or strengthened by the sound of the words – perhaps going beyond sound effects like alliteration and onomatopoeia to the wider organisation of a series of sounds and thus their flow : features such as rhythm, pulse, pitch, tonality, articulation, dynamics and mood, all of which can express meaning. And they’re very much aware that poetry, like music, can be harmonious, dissonant or both.
  • Medulla Review is currently (July 2013) on hold for poetry submissions but do check in case this has changed.
  • Mid-American Review welcomes fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
  • Midway Journal accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and art from 1st January to 31st May only.
  • Mighty Creatives: job opportunities based in the Midlands area, UK.
  • Mississippi Review publishes twice a year and does not currently (July 2013) accept submissions (of fiction / poetry) but it’s worth checking in case this changes.
  • The Moth is a quarterly arts & literature magazine features poetry, short fiction and pictures by established and up-and-coming writers and artists from Ireland and abroad.
  • A brilliant resource is My Perfect which has a page of publishers currently accepting book submissions.
  • Poland-based New Europe Writers welcomes unpublished fiction and poetry based on set themes. Max 4000 words.
  • New Pages list of literary magazines and their Classifieds/calls page lists a variety of opportunities in varying genres.
  • Canadian publication The New Quarterly which takes submissions of short stories, poems, essays etc. See website or write to The New Quarterly, c/o St Jerome’s University, 290 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G3.
  • Founded in 1988, New Welsh Review is Wales’ leading literary quarterly and welcomes poetry and fiction submissions. They pay £28 per poem (6 max per 6-month period) or c £80 per short story (one per 6m). Post to Kathryn Gray, Editor, New Welsh Review, PO Box 170, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1WZ or email Feature proposals to Allow up to 3 months for a reply.
  • The Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Soundings Review pays $25 for accepted prose (up to 4,000 words) and $10 for accepted poetry. Their submission guidelines can be found here. Note: There is a $3 submission fee.
  • Quarterly US print / electronic magazine Ocean welcomes non-fiction stories, articles, essays, poems about the ocean (scientific, creative, environmental, recreational and spiritual).
  • One Throne is open to all fiction and creative nonfiction (1,000 – 7,500 words), flash fiction (<1,000 words), and poetry. All genres, including literary, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, experimental, etc. Full guidelines are available on their website.
  • Open Pen is London’s first ‘open literature’ magazine, completely comprised of reader-submitted creative writing.
  • Open to Interpretation seeks themed poetry, fiction or non-fiction.
  • Outlook Springs is a literary journal from another dimension. It is devoted to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction tinged with the strange.
  • UK-based Paragram is looking for poetry and flash fiction (max 500 words) for their anthologies. See the website for latest theme.
  • US-based online magazine Pedestal welcomes poetry of any length or form (max 6 submitted at one time) – payment US$40 per poem – and fiction max 4,200 words (one story per submission) or flash fiction (1,000 words max) – payment for fiction is US8c per word. Subscriptions to the magazine are free (currently c. 16,000 site visits per month). Genres covered include science fiction, horror, mystery and romance especially if character driven. Response c. 4-8 weeks. Pedestal publishes 4-5 times a year and includes c. 4 stories, 15 poems, reviews and interviews.
  • Planet Magazine welcomes short stories, poems and proposals for articles and reviews.
  • Poet and Geek seeks experimental and thoughtful poetry.
  • Poetry is the Poetry Foundation’s magazine and accepts submissions of up to 4 poems.
  • Poetry24 seeks news-related and topical poetry.
  • Poetry Ireland Review welcome unsolicited submissions worldwide.
  • Poetry Quarterly welcomes up to 5 submissions per month, 1 poem per submission, and offer a “token payment”.
  • Founded in 1965, Poetry Wales is a quarterly magazine with an international reputation for excellent poems, features and reviews from Wales and beyond.
  • Popshot is now open for literary submissions. They’re looking for original, thought-provoking writing – poems up to 25 lines and stories up to 2,000 words – that will address the theme (changes each issue), and fascinate and engage their readers.
  • Riverside Writers are looking for short stories and poems for their free eBook anthology. Deadline August 2013. “Please note there is no payment for use of any accepted work for this anthology, which will be distributed as a FREE ebook.  Contributors will retain full copyright ownership of their individual contributions, and are free to publish it elsewhere if they wish.”
  • Irish broadcaster RTÉ invites contributions of original radio essays, reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, travel writing, personal accounts of events/happenings, and occasionally poetry for ‘Sunday Miscellany’, a radio and web programme.
  • Rusty Nail is a new magazine taking submissions of prose (<3,000 words), poetry, book reviews and artwork.
  • Scintilla Press welcomes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and book reviews.
  • Sentinel Literary Quarterly seeks poetry, short stories, essays, plays, reviews and interviews.
  • Skylight Poets is a new magazine (August 2012) currently welcoming submissions.
  • Slice Magazine welcome short fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
  • Sollitary Magazine takes poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. Although Mexican, you don’t have to be.
  • accepts English prose, poetry or essays that consist of anywhere from 50 to 2000 words (of course, word count does not imply to poetry), that will be published here, every Wednesday (to begin with) – pictures are not accepted. A submission guide may, or may not eventually appear in the near future as art carries no certainties. You are nevertheless free to submit your writing and get a prompt response.
  • Still Crazy has opportunities for writers aged 50+.
  • Streetcake magazine welcomes poetry and fiction (up to 2,500 words) to along with a short (4-5 lines) biography in a pdf or Word format, with ‘submissions’ in the email subject line. Replies usually within six weeks.
  • The Subterranean Literary Journal welcomes prose (short stories), essays, reviews, poetry, art and illustrations… and “everything else, we love to be surprised and we’ll consider publishing almost anything”. 🙂
  • Summersdale seek quotes, quips and witticisms.
  • California-based Three Penny Review welcomes fiction (max 4000 words) and poetry (max 100 lines). Payment US$400 per story / article, US$200 per poem plus year’s free subscription.
  • Online poetry and short story magazine Sparkbright is for international writers and welcome submissions.
  • Canadian Tin House is looking for fiction (one story per submission), poetry (five poems max) and ‘economical, cultural and environmental’ non-fiction. Simultaneous submissions accepted.
  • New online community is looking for contributors. Enthusiastic and articulate female writers are needed to contribute to a dynamic, evolving, and interactive website aimed at women in their 40s,50s and beyond. Previously unpublished writers are welcome. The site was founded in November 2012 by a 52 year old ex-lawyer and writer Carolyn Lazarus. What does the Site Offer? A space for like-minded women to share their authentic voices; Substantive original content, well presented, by the target market for the target market-fun, lively, different; The new women’s network: a dynamic powerful community built upon real personal connections; A site truly for women in their 40s, 50s and beyond-a forgotten sector; Women will be participants not consumers; An independent site for independent women. Content is different and always authentic, for example: original fiction (short stories, novel extracts) and poetry, descriptions of place, jottings on life, wit and humour, women making a difference, women in sport, women and music, women in business, women changing their lives, women studying, women in dialogue, women’s wisdom, what teenagers think about us and them, and… oh yes, a token man. Please join us for free at If you are interested in contributing an article please indicate your interest on sign up and we will get back to you. For further information please contact: Karen Marriott @
  • Vine Leaves Literary Journal welcomes submissions of <800-word prose, <40-line poetry, artwork and photography – see
  • Weave Magazine seeks poetry, fiction, non-fiction.
  • Well Versed is a weekly poetry column of the Morning Star, published every Thursday, in print and online.
  • What The Dickens magazine is actively looking for fiction, poetry, non-fiction and articles.
  • does what it says on the tin; is packed with submission info.
  • WritersReadersDirect welcomes fiction and non-fiction in a variety of formats.
  • is a great list of opportunities.
  • Writing Good Poetry Newsletter welcomes poetry and pays in copies.
  • Xenith is open to “most forms and genres of writing: poetry (5 max per submission), fiction (max 8000 words), flash fiction (5-500 words), plays, creative nonfiction, graphic novels, comics and comic strips, unsent letters, experimental, sci-fi, literary mainstream, whatever”. Essays, articles and columns also welcome. Submit by email (no attachments) to
  • Other poetry opportunities include Acumen Literary JournalCarcanetFlippedEyeFlambard PressPenned in the MarginsSouth Poetry MagazinePoet and Geek and Brevity Poetry Review.
  • Other mixed opportunities include The BeatBustCezanne’s CarrotThe Corner Club PressDead Drunk Dublin, Eclectic EelEther BooksThe Literary BohemianThe Long & The Short of ItNew Orleans ReviewNew Welsh ReviewNovel MagazineThe Ofi PressPentimento MagazinePersimmon TreeThe Pygmy GiantThe Shine JournalSplinter GenerationStep AwayThe Waiting RoomWet InkWritingRaw.
  • And had a great list of paying outlets, many of which take poetry: The First LineNinth LetterVirginia Quarterly ReviewSkirt!SockdolagerEllipsisTHEMAKenyon ReviewPear Tree PressMaple Tree Literary SupplementElectric LiteratureHow Well You Walk Through MadnessStarwheelLamplight MagazineWitnessBright Wall/Dark RoomTiny Tim Literary ReviewFun Dead PublicationsChicken Soup for the SoulNotre Dame ReviewEnchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineWorld Weaver Press: Equus: Rhonda Parrish’s Magical MenageriesThe Pedestal MagazineLiterary e-clecticAnthology: MONSTERS AMONG US, and Vestal Review. More details from the Published To Death blog post which was for November 2016 deadline but the outlets should be looking ongoing for other items.

Do let me know if you know of any others. Thank you.

Disclaimer: Morgen can take no responsibility for the accuracy of this information. It is intended as a guide only. Do not part with any money before checking the validity of the outlet.

8 thoughts on “Submissions – Poetry

  1. Alan Wells says:

    You know, you are brilliant! Where did you get all this information? This lot publish poetry? Stone me it’ll take me a week to go through this lot………………then on to short stories. Thanks MorgEn.



    PS Jane of the e-mail address is my wife…………….I’m what’s known as an old testicle idiot!



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