Written by S. Kalekar April 15th, 2024

45 Literary Journals Accepting Poetry

These literary magazines publish poetry of various kinds. Many of them also accept other genres, like fiction and nonfiction. Some journals pay writers, and a few of the calls are themed. Many, but not all, of them are open for submissions now. They are listed in no particular order.

The National Poetry Review
The National Poetry Review used to be a print journal, and now they publish online; you can read about them here. “Distinction, innovation, and linguistic joie de vivre are important to TNPR. We agree with Frost about delight and wisdom. We believe in the value of rich sound and look for poems that stay with the reader long after they’re read. We seek to enchant.” The deadline is 1 May 2024. Details here and here.

Harbor Review
Send up to 3 poems on the theme, ‘Wondrous & Miraculous.’ They also accept artwork. They pay. The deadline is 30 April 2024. Details here.

This online and print poetry magazine has various sections – general submissions (send up to 4 poems), Poets Respond (where poets respond to a news story or public event from the previous week), Ekphrastic Challenge (a monthly challenge where poets respond to a specific visual prompt they post), Tributes (each tribute gathers poems from a specific ethnic, vocational, stylistic, or social group), and they’re also currently reading for a Young Poets’ Anthology. Also see their Critique of the Week (no payment). They also publish artwork (themed with cut-off dates, and unthemed). And, all free submissions are automatically considered for the annual Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, a $2,000 prize judged by the editors. They pay $100 for work published online, and $200 for print magazine submissions. Deadlines vary. Details here and here.

Password: the journal of very short poetry
The editor says, “I want to see very short (no more than about 25 syllables) poems that only you could have written. I’m also very interested in English translations of such poems from other languages. Qualities that attract me in very short poetry: concrete imagery, disjunction, surprise, innovation, juxtaposition of unlike images, surrealism, concrete and visual poetry.” Send 5-10 poems in any format, but no more than 25 syllables each. They accept submissions on an ongoing basis, with cut-off dates for issues; the next one is 30 April 2024. Details here.

Blue Press
This is the literary magazine of debut authors. To submit your work to them, you must be an author set to debut your first work within the upcoming year – you may have previously published your work in literary magazines, but are expecting to publish your first full-length collection or novel. They accept poetry, short stories, essays, and art. Do not send previously published work, or full-length collections or manuscripts. Pieces under 2,000 words will be prioritized. Details here.

This respected poetry magazine accepts submissions of poetry (send up to 4 poems), translations, video poems, visual poetry, book reviews, essays about poetry, and pitches (not submissions) for its Archivals and Portfolios feature. They will close submissions on 15th June 2024. They are also reading submissions for a Young People’s Poetry issue (“This issue seeks to highlight and honor the rites of passage that usher young people toward adulthood. We are excited to read your personal engagements with this theme.” They will take submissions from poets of all ages, and the deadline for this issue is 30 April 2024.) They pay $0.10/line of poetry up to $300 per poem, and $150/page of prose. Details here and here.

Beloit Poetry Journal
This poetry journal accepts poems and translations of poems. “We’re open to a wide range of forms and styles in contemporary poetry. We’re always watching for new poets, quickened language, and work that offers a fresh purchase on the political or social landscape.” Their summer reading period is 1-31 January, and winter reading period is 1-31 July; they open submissions on the 1st of these months, and close when their submission cap is reached. 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

This award-winning magazine publishes place-based poetry (3-5 poems), fiction, and nonfiction; you can read about them here. “We are especially interested in poetry that engages with the social and natural sciences and/or considers place, ecology, identity, and climate crisis, as well as poetry that uses form, meter, and/or other poetic constraints in innovative and expansive ways. Work in the French repeating forms (rondeaux, ballades, rondelets, and the like) as well as in newer forms (golden shovels, fibs, etc.) is especially encouraged, as is work that employs meters other than iambic.” They have certain fee-free online submission periods through the year; during their next anticipated fee-free period (29-31 August 2024, subject to change), they are especially looking for work from underrepresented writers. They also accept work sent by post during their regular submission periods, for which there is no fee (see guidelines). This magazine is affiliated with University of North Carolina Wilmington. Details here.


This journal is affiliated with University of Louisiana at Lafayette. They are reading poetry (send up to 4 poems), fiction and nonfiction on the ‘Sweat’ theme. For poetry, “We encourage contributors to explore the boundaries between textuality and visuality, to envision a future where the two are not merely intertwined but hybridized, creating a new language that challenges traditional literary and visual norms. Visual Poems, VISPO, Concrete Poems, and Visual Text Art: Highly encouraged. Push the boundaries of what poetry and text can be. Visual submissions should be high-resolution grayscale images, submitted as JPEG or PNG files.” Do not send color images. The deadline is 22 April 2024. Details here and here.

They only accept work by LGBTQ+ writers. “Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful work by queer and trans writers in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. We want the pieces that challenged you as a writer, what you poured yourself into and risked the most to make. But we also want your tenderest, gentlest work, what you hold closest to your heart.” The deadline is 1 May 2024 for their Fall issue. 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 Threepenny Review
This well-regarded quarterly journal accepts poetry (up to 100 lines), fiction, nonfiction, and submissions for their ‘Table Talk’ column. Pay is $200 per poem or Table Talk piece, and $400 per story or article.
Submissions will close earlier this year, on 15 April 2024. Details here and here.

They want work by women authors only. They publish poetry (on showcase themes – theme for the next issue is Red; eyeverse – a short poem accompanied by an illustration; work for their Poet Laureate section – “Imagine you are the Poet Laureate whose task it is to respond poetically to news items and issues of topical importance.” Their Poems for the Planet section is open for submissions by subscribers only.) They also accept fiction, nonfiction, fun stuff, as well as pitches for interviews and articles. Deadlines are 10th June for the showcase themes, and 8th July 2024 for other inclusions in the next issue. They pay a minimum of £30, see their submission policy and payment rates here. Details here.

Twenty-two twenty-eight

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

The Other Side of Hope: Journeys in Refugee and Immigrant Literature

They publish poetry (including from refugee/asylum seeker writing groups), 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 writing and £300 for art; asylum seekers get gift cards. And, ​A.M. Heath Literary Agency will offer 1-2-1s to six of their contributors​​. The deadline is 30 April 2024. Details here.

berlin lit

This is a quarterly journal for new poetry, founded in Berlin. Send up to 5 poems; pay is €20/poem. Watch for their next submission period. Details 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 accept general poetry submissions (send up to 5 poems) as well as translation submissions. They pay $50 per poem, and the deadline for general poetry submissions is 31 May, and for translations, is it 30 June 2024. Details here and here.

failed haiku – a journal of English Senryu
They publish senryu, and other related forms that are senryu based. Send 2 to 8 senryu style poems per submission period (and, “Please submit no more than 2 haiga, haibun, or longer forms in any submission period. They will be counted towards your 8 submission pieces.”). Their next submission period is 10th to 25th of May 2024; they have given all their reading periods for the year on their website. Details here.

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. Their next submission period is 1-30 June 2024. Details here.

The Georgia Review
This respected literary magazine publishes poetry (6-10 pages), fiction, nonfiction, and book reviews. 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; and $150 for reviews published on GR2. The deadline is 14 May 2024.
Details here.

diet milk magazine
They publish Gothic fiction and poetry – send up to 3 poems during their next submission period, which is 1st to 15th May 2024. They’re reading submissions on the ‘Food’ theme for this mini-issue. They pay. Details here and here.

Lost Pilot Press
This print poetry journal was launched in 2022; you can read about them here. They’re reading submissions for their third issue. Send up to 4 poems. Please note, they cannot ship contributor copies outside of the US. Details here and here.

Poetry London
This well-regarded journal publishes poems (send up to 6). 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. General submissions are free. They’re also accepting submissions for contests currently, for which there are submission fees. Details here and 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.

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 2024. Details here and here.

Night Picnic Press
They publish poetry, novels, novellas, plays, short and flash stories, fairytales for adults, poetry, interviews, essays (including popular science essays), letters to the editors, and artwork. “We encourage authors to submit all that is strange, dark, jubilant, complex, confusing, scary, mystical, and multidimensional.” Details here.

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

Their website says, “Juniper seeks poems that bring the reader back to themselves and leave them with a deeper understanding of the world(s) in which they live.” Send up to 3 poems during their submission period (1st to 7th May 2024). Details here.

Pulsebeat Poetry Journal
They want “poems with a strong musical element—a definite rhythm and accompanying melody usually generated by similarity of sounds.” They want poems full of music, using meter and rhyme or other means, previously unpublished. They want “Up to 5 poems, or 200 lines total length, natural words and word order. Theme should be the human condition, for a general literate audience. No restriction on language, within reason.” The deadline is 30 April 2024. Details here.

Lothlorien Poetry Journal
Their website says, “Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. … Discover poems of enchantment, fantasy, fairy tale, folklore, dreams, dystopian, flora and fauna, magical realism, romance, and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks.” They accept poetry (up to 5), and also consider haiku, senyru and tanka (minimum 5 each, maximum 10), video poetry, and fiction. Details here.

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box Series
They select one poem to be printed, postcard-style, to be sent to their Poetry Box subscribers once a month. The cut-off is 25th of each month; poems received after that date will be considered for the next cycle. Selections are made two months in advance. Send up to 3 poems of up to 15 lines each (see guidelines). Pay is CAD30. Details here.

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.

The Basilisk Tree
This is a new poetry journal; they started publishing in 2023. Send up to 6 poems. They will remain open through 2024. Details here.

The Paris Review
They accept poetry submissions (up to 6 poems) via Submittable until they hit a submission cap, and via post, through April. They also accept translations. They pay. The deadline is 30 April 2024. Details here.
(The Paris Review will open later in the year again for poetry in July and October, and for prose in June and October – they accept work via Submittable starting the beginning of these months until a submission cap is reached, and also by post through the reading period – see guidelines.)


They publish speculative poetry (send up to 3 poems) and prose from young writers, ages 13-20. “We love the peculiar, the lopsided, the dreamlike: writing that reveals secret passages and alternate lives, creating imagined worlds fueled by authentic emotion and experience.
We accept fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, magical realism, slipstream— anything that includes elements that exist outside of reality, history, or the known universe.” Details here and 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.

Ambidextrous Bloodhound Press: One Sentence Poems
Ambidextrous Bloodhound Press publishes a few literary journals, and One Sentence Poems is one of them. They want poems that are one sentence long. They have specific guidelines, including, “Your poem must be one true, grammatical sentence. Use correct punctuation and capitalization.” Please read their guidelines carefully. They also welcome translations. Details here and here.

They accept speculative poetry (up to 1,000 words) and fiction by and about Black people. They’re reading work on the Disabilities theme. Pay is $0.08/word for fiction, and $50 for poetry. The deadline is 30 April 2024. Details here and here.

Last Stanza Poetry Journal
They will publish their poetry callout soon, according to their website; meanwhile, they have posted the issue cover with the theme, ‘A Table in the Wilderness’. Usually, poems can be according to the theme they post, or unthemed; and they award a single $100 prize for an outstanding poem in each issue. Look out for details on the theme and specific submission guidelines for this issue. Details here

Small Wonders
Their website says, “Small Wonders Magazine publishes original and reprint flash fiction and narrative poetry, all tinged with the wonder of other worlds both science fictional and fantastic.” They want speculative poetry; “We’re primarily looking for narrative poems: poems that tell a story, either directly or through strong implication. We don’t mind form poetry, but our favorite poems tend not to rely heavily on rhyme. We welcome poems over 50 lines. Playful language and big feelings are both appreciated.” They pay $60/poem, and $0.10/word for original flash fiction. Watch for their next submission period. Details here.

This is a new magazine, you can read about them and what they’re looking for here. “We want to see stuff that blurs the lines between art, literature, and content. Send any work (traditional or hybrid format) that engages with memes, viral content, apps, trends, social media, pop/internet culture, and technology.” And, “We prefer work on the shorter side (text <1000 words, video <1 minute)”. They pay $4.20. The deadline is 30 April 2024. Details here.

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal
Their website says, “Submissions to the journal  should … reflect a developed sensibility in its connection with nature, expressed in a serious or light tone. Send up to 2 haiku. They also accept translations. Details here.

The Heron Tree
This used to be a print poetry journal, and now they publish online; you can read about them here. They’re reading found poetry for their next issue. They have detailed guidelines, including, “Heron Tree volume 11 will be dedicated to found poems composed from sources published in or before 1928. (They are accepting): Found poems created from any source material(s) published in or before 1928;
Found poems created from The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort (1919); Found poems created from Line and Form by Walter Crane (1900).” See the kind of work they’re drawn to here. The deadline is 1 May 2024. Details here.

Strange Horizons
They publish science fiction/fantasy, slipstream, and speculative poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. “What’s a speculative poem? We’re interested in hearing your answers to this question, not answering it ourselves. A poem’s experimentality on the level of language might make it a speculative poem. A narrative poem about a werewolf might be speculative. A speculative poem could explore how people with bodies considered inhuman or fantastical navigate our mundane world, and it might include no magic or ray guns at all.
We value formalism as well as experimentality, and are highly receptive to both. Poems must substantiate their forms, or their experimentations; a weak concept in rhyme is still a weak concept. Sonnet plus spaceship is not enough. … We publish very short poems, very long poems, visual poems, illustrated poems, hypertext poems, and prose poems. We publish poems dictated to you by aliens.” They pay $0.10/word for fiction, and $50/poem. At the time of writing, fiction submissions were closed, and poetry submissions were open. Details here, here, and here.

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


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