Written by S. Kalekar April 17th, 2023

30 Literary Magazines that Publish Poetry

These magazines accept poetry, in various forms and styles. Many of them also accept other genres, like fiction and nonfiction. Some of these magazines pay writers. They are in no particular order.

The Four Faced Liar
They accept poetry (up to 3 pages), fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Pay is €100 for poetry, and €100-200 for other genres. They are reading submissions for their second issue; the deadline is 30 April 2023. Details here and here.

mercury firs
This is a journal of poetry and text, with a special interest in translation and ecologically-engaged writing. Send about 3-12 pages of poetry / text. They have published two issues, so far. Details here.

Bard & Prose
Their website says, “Bard & Prose is an online ezine founded with the goal of intersecting literature with critical insights.
Our ezine is filled with unique and interesting pieces of nonfiction, poetry, and critical insights in aspects of literature that deserve a home.” Details here.

Poetry Pacific
They welcome shortish poetry, including reprints, as well as visual art, year round. Send up to 5 pieces. Details here.

Twenty-two twenty-eight
Their tagline is, ‘For people who watch the world’. They accept poetry (send 5-7 poems), fiction, non-fiction essays, visual art, music, and videos. Pay is $30. Details here.

Last Stanza Poetry Journal
They want poetry on ‘The Things We Carry’ theme. “As with every issue, poems submitted do not need to follow the prompt/theme. A single $100 award will be given for an outstanding poem.” Poems can be any style; they prefer non-rhyming. Send up to 5 poems. The deadline is 30 June 2023. Details here.

Matter Press: The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
They read fiction, including fictional prose poems, and creative nonfiction, including creative nonfiction prose poetry. “We aren’t as concerned with labels—hint fiction, prose poetry, micro fiction, flash fiction, and so on—as we are with what compression means to you. In other words, what form “compression” takes in each artist’s work will be up to each individual.” Submit works up to 600 words. They pay $50. The deadline is 15 June 2023. Details here and here.

Poetry Magazine
This magazine publishes poetry, translations, video poems, visual poetry, prose (essays about poetry), and book reviews on poetry.
Besides these, they have submission calls for two features:
— Not Too Hard to Master: This a new prose column; ““Not Too Hard to Master” is a new series of poets writing on form. We’ve published two pieces in this series so far …(on shape/concrete poems and on the sestina) – and are looking for new prose pieces on forms (either received or invented) that have not already been written about for the series. (Please note that we have a forthcoming piece on the burning haibun. We will update this list as we accept more pieces.) We’re looking for poets who are working in form to write reflective, lyric essays about why a particular form is worth exploring. We are not interested in scholarly or academic writing for this feature.” Each submission for this feature should contain these three components: A narrative or personal essay about the form itself; examples of the form; and a prompt or generative exercise for readers to create their own poem in the form.
— Special Call for Archival Portfolios: “As part of the 110th anniversary of Poetry, we are beginning a multi-year project that will interrogate the magazine’s archive for absences and erasures. We invite you to submit folios focused on individual poets, movements, dynamic years, forms, or styles. … These folios will be 25-35 pages in length, and may include photos, letters, interviews, and other ephemera in addition to poems. These folios should include previously unpublished poems, poems published only in limited edition runs, or out-of-print work. … We are particularly interested in poets, movements, and styles from 1912–1980.”
Poetry Magazine pays $10/line of text poetry up to $300, and for audio, video and visual poems, they pay $300; prose is $150/page. Details here and here.

They accept poetry (3-5 poems), fiction, and nonfiction. “We believe in sentences so sharp they draw blood, the strange and inexplicable, the wild and weird and uncanny, words in thickets, clusters, and flocks, pieces that move us beyond caring what others think about said pieces.” They pay $50. Details here and here.

They welcome submissions on place, climate, and justice – poetry (send 2-6 poems), fiction, and nonfiction are open through April, while art is open year-round. They also accept translations. Payment is a minimum of $50. And, “All accepted submissions by writers of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, women, and/or other marginalized communities whose contributions explore place particularly in the context of social, environmental, or climate justice are considered for our annual Editor’s Prize of $500 per genre.” The deadline is 30 April 2023. Details here and here.

Blue Unicorn
Their website says, “Blue Unicorn looks for poems that you couldn’t possibly confuse with prose. That distinctiveness may come from form–we welcomed rhyme and meter when these tools were all but banished elsewhere. But the kick can come just as well (or also) from original imagery, gleaming sensory description, or the imaginative handling of idea. … We also take translations, always looking for less familiar poets and languages, and the occasional piece of art.” The magazine has been publishing since 1977. Contributors get two copies, and their six annual Pushcart Prize nominees receive honoraria of $50 each. Details here.

The Threepenny Review
This respected literary magazine accepts poetry (up to 5 poems), fiction, nonfiction, and Table Talk pieces. Pay is $200 per poem or Table Talk piece, and $400 for fiction and nonfiction. The deadline is 30 April 2023. Details here and here.

Contemporary Verse 2
This quarterly literary journal publishes poetry (up to 6 pages) and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. They also welcome poetry submissions in French, as well as translation projects, including both French to English and English to French. Pay is $30/poem, $50-$100 for interviews and articles, $40-$150 for essays, and $50-$80 for reviews. The deadline is 31 May 2023. Details here.

Five Fleas
They want 1 to 10 of “your itchiest poetry”, of up to 10 lines each. Details here.

Guernica is a magazine of global arts and politics. They publish poetry (send up to 5 poems), translations are welcome, fiction, and nonfiction. Pay is $50 for poems and $100-150 for other genres. Details here and here.

The Lyric Magazine
Their website says, “Founded in 1921, The Lyric is the oldest magazine in North America in continuous publication devoted to traditional poetry.” And, “We use rhymed verse in traditional forms, for the most part, with an occasional piece of blank or free verse. Forty or so lines is our usual limit.” Poems have to be mailed. Contributors receive a copy, and are eligible for quarterly and annual prizes. Details here.

The Paris Review
They are open for poetry submissions through April. Send up to 6 poems. While they’ve reached capacity on Submittable, they will accept postal poetry submissions, postmarked till 30th April 2023. (They are scheduled to open for poetry submissions next in July, and for prose submissions, in September.) Details here.

“Poetrybay seeks fine poetry,  reviews, commentary and essays without restriction in form or content”. Details here.

The Cincinnati Review
They take submissions for the print magazine thrice yearly, of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry – in May, September, and December. Submissions open at the beginning of these months, and close when the submission cap is reached. Those who have disabilities or are incarcerated can submit through the postal service. See the editor preferences here. Submissions for their miCRo series are usually open on an ongoing basis, with some exceptions. This is their weekly online flash feature; fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid. Send up to 32 lines or poetry for miCRo, and up to 5 poems for the print magazine. Rates are $25 for miCRo, and $25/page for prose and $30/page for poetry for the print magazine. Details here and here.

The Other Side of Hope: Journeys in Refugee and Immigrant Literature
They publish poetry (up to 4 poems), fiction, and art from refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants only; these are unthemed. Nonfiction and book reviews are open to all, and the theme for those is migration. Pay is £100 for print, £50 for online contributions, and £300 for art; asylum seekers get gift cards. The deadline is 31 May 2023. Details here.

berlin lit
This is a quarterly journal for new poetry, founded in Berlin. Send up to 5 poems; pay is €20/poem. The deadline is 15 May 2023. Details here.

Poetic Sun
They accept poetry (in Chinese or English, up to 3 poems) ​and creative nonfiction, “We like poems with concrete imagery and strong emotions; We like poems that surprise us and make us weep like soft children; We like beautiful music flowing in your lines.” Details here.

Bruiser publishes poetry, prose, image, audio, video, comix, as long as it can be shared digitally. “We are interested in genre bending, formal experimentation, critical analysis, and collaboration. We are drawn to the strange, the grotesque, the radical, the degenerate. We want work that moves forward while looking back, takes risks, steps on toes, creates discomfort.” Details here.

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box
They send one poem a month out to their Poetry Box subscribers, along with tea and chocolate. Their website says, “Submit 1-3 poems of any style and theme by the 25th of each month. Poems received after the 25th will be considered in the next batch.
The poem should be no more than 15 lines (including blank lines). One poem will be selected for publication each month and printed postcard-style to be mailed out to our Poetry Box subscribers. These selections are made two months in advance.” Pay is CAD30. Details here.

They read poetry submissions year-round. Send 3-5 poems. Long poems can be up to 15 pages. They also accept translations. They publish book reviews and critical essays. Details here.

Amsterdam Quarterly
This is an online and print magazine; you can read about them here. The theme for the Summer 2023 issue is ‘On the Move’. Poems should be no longer than two A4 pages; submit up to two works per reading period (i.e. two poems, or one poem and one short story). They also publish articles, fiction, essays and other prose, artwork, and photography. Payment is a contributor copy. The deadline is 30 April 2023. Details here.

50 Haikus
“50 Haikus is a literary journal featuring only Haiku poetry in open form. Each issue contains exactly 50 Haiku poems by established and emerging poets.” Send one poem per submission. Details here.

Dreams & Nightmares
Their website says, “I print primarily poetry, but also publish a small amount of short fiction. The genres of fantasy and SF are preferred. I am interested in experimental formats and content, and prefer fantastic horror a la Lovecraft or Blackwood to the blood and gore type. … The magazine consists of 24 digest-sized pages with card-stock cover.” Send up to 2 pages of poetry. Details here.

Old Pal
They accept poetry (up to 10 pages), fiction, criticism, excerpts, audio, mixed media, and various mediums of art. Pay is $50. The deadline is 20 May 2023. Details here.

Showcase: Object & Idea
Showcase is a new Substack-based project. They publish poetry (send 1 poem) and flash (fiction and nonfiction), as well as reprints. “We explore Object & Idea. A poem and a prose piece are selected for each monthly issue, and the authors answer questions about the meaning behind their work.” Also, “Every author can submit one poem or prose piece for three weeks before the launch of each issue, or multiple pieces for a fee during the same period. We publish monthly and generally in the 3rd full week of each month via Substack.” Pay is $50. The deadline for fee-free submissions is 12th May 2023. Details here and here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine.


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