Written by S. Kalekar December 18th, 2023

40 Literary Journals Accepting Poetry Submissions

These magazines accept poetry; many of them also accept other genres, like fiction and nonfiction. A few of them pay. Many, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. They are listed in no particular order.

This is an award-winning poetry journal. They publish new poetry and poetry translations, alongside articles, debate, comment and reviews of recent poetry publications. Send up to 6 poems, or an essay. Details here.

Neologism Poetry Journal
They want poems that “Feel good leaving the mouth; Use original or interesting language skillfully; and Use visual spacing, narrative pacing, consistent meter, or any combination of these to make the reading capture the reader.
Formal poetry is welcome, as is writing with tinges of the dreamlike or unreal.” Submit up to 5 poems. Regarding their schedule, “Submissions are considered for the month in which they are received up until two days before the end of the month.” Details here.

Half Mystic
Half Mystic is a publishing house, literary journal, and arts organisation dedicated to the celebration of music in all its forms. Guidelines for the journal say, “The theme for Opus II, Issue I is Presto, a musical direction indicating that an artist play a piece at a rapid tempo, and an English adverb meaning “suddenly, as if by magic.” For our eleventh issue we’re looking for vanishing points, beat drops, bar hops, glow stick raves, impulsive haircuts, disco ball suncatchers, man-made magick, glitter in the shadows, blurred vision, sleight of hand, immaterialism, songs half-lucid and bewitched by the myth of movement. Please only send us work that interprets or embodies this theme, whatever it might mean to you. Submissions close April 2024.” They publish poetry, prose, translations, and experimental work. Each piece should pertain in some way to music and the presto theme. Their Submittable is open for various opportunities, including submissions to the journal. Details here and here.

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box Series
They send out one poem each month, printed postcard-style, to their subscribers. “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 … These selections are made two months in advance.” Pay is CAD30. Details here.

Mud Season Review

They publish poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. For poetry, they say, “We respond to a wide range of poetry, and to voice above all else. We are looking for poems that compelled their own writing, emotions that purify and intensify language, and unique points of view. We are also looking for portfolios that communicate a common thread and are made up of poems that work well together. Each poem should be able to stand on its own, but the poems in a portfolio should have a collective impact as well.” Send 3-5 poems, up to 10 pages. The deadline for fee-free submissions is 31 December 2023, or until filled – they may close submissions early if volume demands. Pay is $50; and $15 for poets and artists whose work appears in The Take: Mud Season Review. Details here and here.

They accept poetry submissions only. Send up to 8 poems. They pay $50. Details here.

Seaside Gothic
Seaside Gothic magazine will open for a brief submission window in January; they want seaside gothic poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Their website says, “There are three criteria that define seaside gothic literature.
It is led by emotion, not reason, exploring the human experience mentally and spiritually as well as physically… ; It addresses duality—land and sea, love and hate, the beautiful and the grotesque…; It connects to the edge, living on the seaside either literally or figuratively, and has one foot in the water and the other on solid ground…” Pay is £0.01/word for stories up to 1,000 words. Their upcoming submission period is 8th to 14th January 2024. All their submission periods for 2024 are given on the website. Details here.

The Ex-Puritan
This Canadian magazine publishes poetry (up to 4), fiction, nonfiction, experimental/hybrid work, interviews, and reviews. They pay CAD50 per poem (capped at CAD100 per poet); CAD200 per essay; CAD150 for fiction; CAD100 per interview or review; CAD50+ per experimental or hybrid work, at an increasing scale depending on the nature of the piece. They accept a limited number of fee-free submissions every month, and have quarterly cut-off dates for issues. The next upcoming deadline is 25th December 2023, or until filled. Details here and here.

Poetry Ireland Review

Their guidelines say, “We welcome unsolicited submissions of poems, and proposals for articles and reviews, from Ireland and abroad, in Irish or English.” Do not send unsolicited articles or reviews. See their current guest editor preferences. Send up to 4 poems, totaling 8 pages. They pay €50 for poetry, €100 for articles, or subscription (see guidelines). Details here and here.

Workers Write!

Their website says, “Issue 20 of Workers Write! will be Further Tales from the Cubicle and will contain fiction and poems from the office worker’s point of view – we’re especially interested to see how the home office has taken on a new meaning because of Covid and what it’s been like for those of us who have returned to the annoying commutes and communal bathrooms.” They want works of 500-5,000 words, and pay $5-50. The deadline is 31 December 2023. Details here.

This magazine focuses on place, climate, and justice. They publish poetry (send 2-6 poems), nonfiction, and fiction, and pay a minimum of $50. They also have an annual Editor’s Prize of $500 per genre for underrepresented writers (see guidelines). The deadline for poetry is end-January 2024; submissions for certain sections are open year-round. Details here.

The Woodward Review
This is a new journal affiliated with Wayne State University, and they publish poetry (send up to 5 poems), fiction (flash and short), nonfiction, art, hybrid and digital media, and the conversations these different forms can inspire. “We’re looking for work that explodes or implodes the potentiality of language. We accept all types of poetry and encourage submissions that play around with the “page.” From confessional to conceptual, send poetry that crosses boundaries, upends expectations, and reimagines what the form can do. Bonus points for poems that make us think about something we’ve never thought of before. We’d like you to say something, emotional, or political, or natural, something that you think makes a difference merely by being spoken.” Pay is $50. They will reopen for submissions on 1st January. Details here.

This magazine is affiliated with Piedmont University; they want creative and critical writing with accompanying process notes and/or author interviews. They publish poetry (up to 6 poems), fiction, creative nonfiction, cross-genre work, critical prose, and will publish short comics in future issues. They are reading submissions through February. Details here.

Block Party Press
They publish work mostly by Canadian, and occasionally by international writers – you can read about them here. They will open in January for chapbook manuscript submissions – poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction manuscripts of 15-24 pages. Pay is royalties. Submissions to Block Party Magazine are closed. Details here.


This is the magazine of the Munster Literature Centre, and they accept poetry (up to 4 poems) and fiction. Their reading period for poetry is January-February 2024, and for prose, it is February-March 2024. They pay €50 per poem, and €300 per short story. Their Submittable will open during the reading period. Details here.

The Ear
This annual print journal is affiliated with Irvene Valley College. They publish poems (send up to 5 poems), prose, art, and photography. They want “poems that tantalize us with images, mesmerize us with music, get us thinking, get us feeling. Narrative or lyric, formal or free verse, short or long: send us your distillations of the world in carefully chosen and woven words.” The deadline is 31 December 2023. Details here and here.
(The Ear is also running a poetry prize for Orange County, California residents, see the Submittable page for details.)

Pulp Literature
They want any genre or between-genre work of literature up to 50 pages in length, for fiction. They accept poetry, short stories, novellas, and comics. They pay $25-50 for poetry, and $0.05-0.08/word for short stories – rates get lower for longer stories and novellas. They also publish reprints. At the time of writing, poetry was open, and fiction submissions were closed. Details here.

Thimble Literary Magazine
Their website says, this is “primarily a poetry journal, but we happily publish plenty of short prose and art. We are not looking for anything in particular in terms of form or style, but that it speaks to the reader or writer in some way. Meaning, we’re not huge fans of abstractions. When selecting your poems or prose, please ask yourself, did writing this poem help me create shelter?” Send 2-4 poems. They are open several months a year, see the schedule on their guidelines page. The deadline for this submission period is 31 December 2023. Details here.

Wales Haiku Journal
This is an online journal of contemporary haiku poetry. They publish a range of haiku poetry and special features related to the haiku form. They publish 4 issues a year, with deadlines for issues. They publish haiku, haiga, haibun, haiku commentaries and book reviews. “Work submitted may be on any theme or subject, but works that embody the nature tradition of haiku are particularly keenly sought. … If submitting haiku, please submit 5-10 pieces at a time.” For the current issue, they are seeking haiku commentators (see guidelines). The deadline is 31 December 2023. Details here.

They read poetry (up to 5 poems), prose, annulets (“a short-form close reading of one poem or one prose passage that is scholarly in approach and convivial in delivery”), comparatives (“consider more than one literary thing in relation with the other, clearly framed and defined”), reviews, paeans (“essays that can blend memoir, reading experiences, experiences of place or circumstance, or other reflections that discuss what it’s like to be writing or reading in the world”), garlands (“literary-critical essays … whose focus is on one writer of poetry or prose who does not have a book or chapbook … published or under contract”), comments (“discussion of a timely topic in poetry and poetics, or in the literary world”), and other literary essays. Details here.   


They have detailed submission guidelines, including, “Although we draw inspiration from local and international traditions of nature writing, as well as from the many dedicated platforms for writing on climate and ecology that exist today, much of what we publish falls outside common definitions of nature writing and eco-writing. We love work that speaks directly of a writer’s bond with and fear for our planet, and work that takes a local landscape, or a local flower, as its subject; equally, though, we love work that draws on an aspect of nature as setting, image or metaphor.” They have specific submission windows for poetry (prefer up to 300 lines for print – see guidelines) and fiction; nonfiction for the print and online magazine, as well as the blog, and art are accepted through the year. Pay is €35 per printed page, up to a total of €250 per piece and with a minimum fee of €50 for single-page works. For work published online, they pay €35 per 400 words, up to €250 per piece and with a minimum fee of €50. The deadline for poetry and fiction is 31 December 2023. Details here.

The Wild Umbrella
This is a new journal, and they want submissions from Ireland and abroad; this is their first submission call. They want poetry (up to 6 poems) and prose. They also accept translations. Pay is €10 per poem and €25 per prose piece. The deadline is 1 January 2024. Details here and here.

Delta Poetry Review
Their website says, “We accept submissions year-round and publish selected work in three issues per year: February, June, and October. Our February and June issues will be “Open Topic.” We welcome poetry with or without a Delta or Southern focus. … We prefer poetry that has both mainstream and literary appeal.” Send up to 5 poems. Their upcoming deadline is 1 January 2024, for which they are reading “Open Topic” submissions. Details here

Their website says, “Poetry can be as foundational as rock, as light as paper, as incisive as honed scissors. At RockPaperPoem, we print poetry that sticks in your throat like a peach pit – undissolvable, unmovable, permanent. We feature poems that glide as easily as paper planes – airy, translucent, even lyrical. But we also want the sharpness of a scythe that cuts away the chaff and may even nick us in the process, leaving a stunning essence.” They publish all kinds of poetry, regardless of form or subject matter; they accept up to 5 poems, up to 2 pages per poem. They will reopen for submissions on 2nd January 2024. Details here.

West Branch
They accept poetry (up to 6 poems), fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. Payment is $100 per submission of poetry, and $.10/word for prose up to $200. The deadline is 1 April 2024. West Branch is affiliated with Bucknell University. Details here.
Laughing Ronin Press: Linked Verse
Linked Verse is a quarterly publication of poetry (haiku, free verse, prose, concrete poems, experiments, etc.) and fiction (flash and short stories). The deadline is 5th January 2024. Details here.

Ran Off With the Star Bassoon
This is a journal of hybrid, short-form prose and prose poems. They publish short form, prose poems, hybrid prose, flash, flash CNF, micro prose, essay, and lyrical essays of up to 1,000 words. The deadline is 31 December 2023 for their third issue. Details here.
(This journal is run by the same team as The Night Heron Barks – see the pinned tweet here – a poetry journal, which is currently closed for submissions.)

Poetry London
This well-regarded journal publishes poetry (send up to 6 poems). They also publish reviews and interviews (query first). Pay is £30/poem, though appropriate adjustments may be made for very long poems; review and interview fees are agreed upon in advance, and benchmarked at £50/1,000 words. Details here and here.

The Mantle
This is a journal of contemporary poetry, and they publish 3-4 issues annually, and read year-round. “Send your odd, poignant, beautiful poems. Send poems you’re proud of, whether raw, refined, or jagged.” Send up to 3 poems. Details here.

Augur Magazine
This is a Canadian magazine of fantasy fiction and poetry. Send up to 5 poems. Pay is CAD60/poem and CAD0.11/word for prose. They are reading general submissions till 31 January 2024, and submissions from Canadian underrepresented writers only from 1-14 February 2024. Details here. (Submissions for Tales & Feathers, their sister magazine of cozy fantasy stories, are also open.)

They publish short poetry, 12 lines or fewer (though they may make occasional exceptions). They prefer free verse as opposed to established forms such as haiku and tanka. They have two submission periods, June and December. Details here.

Only Poems

They accept both fee-free and fee-based submissions; fee-free submissions are open on the first 7 days of the month. “Our Poet of the Week feature includes 3-10 poems plus an interview with the poet. We pay $55 for this contribution.” And, “We publish poets (as opposed to poems). … We love prose poems, traditional forms (ghazals, villanelles, sestinas), love poems, sex poems, speculative poems, and experimental questionnaires, but we are not married to a style or genre. Send us your most exciting work. We want poems that make us go: “God, I wish I had written this!”” Details here.

Anterior Skies
This is an annual anthology of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They will publish “fiction (horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi, noir—anything macabre and weird, preferably with cosmic horror undertones), non-fiction (based on true story, investigative journalism, true crime), poetry, flash fiction. Anything and everything, as long as it fits.” Pay is $0.01/word, minimum $15 and maximum $50. They are open for submissions until 1st January 2024. Details here.  

One Art
They have preference for concise free verse, but they will consider formal poems that read in the manner of free verse. Send up to 5 poems. They read submissions on an ongoing basis. Details here.

The Georgia Review
This literary magazine publishes poetry (6-10 pages), fiction, nonfiction, and book reviews. They also accept translations. Online submissions for non-subscribers are charged, but there is no fee for mailed submissions. Pay is $50/printed page of prose and $4/line of poetry, up to $800; $150 for reviews published on GR2. The deadline is mid-May 2024. Details here and here.

Chantarelle’s Notebook
They accept poems (send 3 to 5 poems), as well as video poems and flash fiction. Details here.

This is the official print journal of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, established in 1978. It is a literary venue for speculative (including science-fiction, fantasy, and horror) poets and poetry enthusiasts, and also accepts short articles on topics related to science-fiction, fantasy, and horror speculative poetry. Send up to 5 poems. Pay is $0.04/word for poetry and $0.01/word for articles. They also accept reviews, and art. They accept submissions on an ongoing basis. Details here.

The Journal of Undiscovered Poets
Their website says, “While undiscovered does not necessarily mean unpublished, and previously published poems will be considered, the journal is interested in poems by writers striving to enter the world of published poets. All ages, levels of education and life experience are welcome.” Send up to 5 poems in any length or style. Details here and here.

Poet Lore
This is a biannual print journal of poetry, and their tagline is ‘America’s Oldest Poetry Journal’. They publish both established and emerging poets. They’re currently reading submissions of love poetry from queer poets; the deadline for this call is 5th January 2024. Send up to 3 poems for this special feature; they pay $50 per poem. Their next reading period for unthemed poetry translations is 1 January-30 June 2024, and it is 1 April – 31 May 2024 for general poetry submissions. Details here (general guidelines) and here (Submittable and theme details).

The Paris Review
They will open for poetry and poetry translation submissions in January. Their Submittable will close when the cap is reached, but they will still accept mailed submissions through January. They have given their annual schedule on their website. Pay is unspecified. Details here

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