5 great places to submit if you hate to wait

The poetry list

Part of the pain of submitting is waiting and waiting and waiting to hear if your piece is accepted. This month we’ve focused on poetry journals, or rather journals that accept poetry, with stellar track records for responding quickly (fiction writers, you’ll find some gems here too). Flash fiction writers can find more recommendations here; for our short story list stay tuned.
1. Eunoia Review publishes two new pieces per day and they love work that displays a real sense of craft. You can submit up to 10 poems or multiple fiction or creative nonfiction pieces (up 15,000 words in total) and they will aim to respond within 24 hours.
2. SOFTBLOW highlights a handful of international poets each month. Submit 4-6 lined or prose poems and they’ll generally respond within a couple of days.
3. Amaryllis is looking for poems that leave a little something out and let the reader connect the dots. They publish a new poem every Monday and Thursday and will generally come back with a yea or a nay within a couple of days. Submit up to 3 poems.
4. Thrush Poetry has made our ‘great places to submit’ lists before. They generally get back to you within a couple of days and often with a personal response and they nominate for most major prizes. You can submit up to 3 poems.
5. Jersey Devil Press nominates for most major prizes and they aim to respond within a couple of weeks. You can submit up to 100 lines of poetry as one long poem or several short ones or up to three prose poems or one flash fiction piece or story (up to 4,200 words).

2 January 2018

9 responses on "5 great places to submit if you hate to wait"

  1. Submissions
    Poetry Journal is presently accepting submissions of original, previously unpublished poetry. We also consider reprints, but you must retain or have regained the rights to your work. We try to respond to all submissions within one day. To help us to do this, please adhere to the following guidelines:

    Please submit up to 5 poems in a single attachment.
    Send your submission in the body of an e-mail as plain text to editor[at]poetryjournal[dot]in. Please don’t attach any file. Attached submissions will be deleted and not considered.
    We accept poems only. Please don’t send any other genres, they will not be considered.
    Please include a short third-person biographical note.
    The subject line of the e-mail should read Submission: [Number of Poems] – [Writer’s Name].
    Poetry Journal does not accepts simultaneous submissions.
    If your poem has been previously published elsewhere: please submit only when you retain or have regained the rights. Specifically, mention those submissions as reprints and do state their publication history.

  2. PURAMSHETTY RAMESHWAR RAO15 April 2019 at 14:13Reply

    The light eyes opened up
    It does not mean that it is the theater
    I do not know that it is a drama in the play
    Look at the color palace
    The light jets are theater
    There are lots of characters and many more scenes
    Hopes are the motives of the intentions
    Maturimas are the characters that do not forget
    I’m confused
    It’s not that memorable
    My role is crying
    The waves of my voice are shouting
    The role of the present day is unbelievable
    This character is a picture
    Famous hypotheses do not appear
    This is a lonely character
    My shadow with a long time
    Why the dance plays
    The light that was in that stage
    This is a dark night in the dark
    Any mischief has been lost in the passing role
    Why this loneliness
    From this divine art platform
    Looking stare at you
    For this baseless role
    Nothing is a mastermind.


    When I was a child, I asked, “where are we interconnected?”
    My mother smiled at me with brightness and said,
    “we are connected to our mind” and so
    “our mind is connected to our body” and so
    “our body is connected to environment” and so
    “we all influence each other”

    When I was a teenager, I asked, “why are we interconnected?”
    My teacher smiled at me with fairness and said,
    “we are connected because it’s shaping our lives” and so
    “it’s making us conscious to recognize it” and so
    “we are embracing the way where we live.”

    When I was a young man, I asked, “how are we interconnected?”
    My spouse smiled at me with recognition and said,
    “we are interconnected by our actions” and so
    “our actions are interlinked with surrounding” and so
    “with interconnection it creates actions”

    When I was an old man, I asked, “when are we interconnected?”
    My child smiled at me with happiness and said,
    “we are connected, when we realize the value of insight” and so
    “we understand fully the grasp of nature of all we experience” and so
    “we realize, various causes and conditions coming together”

    When I will die, god will ask, “what is interconnection”
    I will smile with satisfaction and say,
    “interconnection is the mindset where we are concerned about us” and so
    “not only connected with mind and body” but
    “connected to all existing things in perceivable universe”

    By himanshi shah
    From nepal

  4. I’m lost I am torn my stomach ties in nots with theses thoughts that I got other then that I’m doing great that’s a fact noww my dad gone so I’m try to find peace in all that now it’s 900 in fact of rent so go ahead settle in court for what ever is left of me do it for my kids destiny. not to be there cuz I’m such a bad guy let’s take me to court so I can see my kids every other day at the police station how bout that lilly u don’t got time for bullshit but this is how u want let’s do this I ain’t prideful I’m just a lil foolish to ever think it works between the two of us so I know my words hurt but one day I’m going to make it I’m having a great day how’s yours

  5. Akpovona E. Ambrose4 August 2020 at 22:15Reply

    Dear editor,
    I wish to have my poems published on your plate form. How do I make this happen?
    Majority of my poems are in Hello Poetry, can they be similarly showcased here?

  6. May God’s Spirit

    For greener pastures is what I seek
    This world is no place for the meek
    This turning world I continue to roam
    Just want a loving place to call home
    A home underneath the starlit sky
    Where the falcon and eagle still fly
    With the love of God never be alone
    In my heart he’ll always have a home
    God’s blessings allowed me to live
    My heart has so much love to give
    For God’s spirit I will forever pray
    See the sun paint the sky everyday
    God’s love is deeper than the sea
    Removed my crosses and set me free
    Dear God forever my true love I give
    For you taught me how to truly live
    May God’s spirit touch your vacant soul
    And angels comfort you till you grow old

    By Gary Edward Allen 2020 ©

  7. Trapped wrapped
    Within the wave
    of you

  8. Abhilash Shrivastava15 October 2020 at 07:26Reply

    i want to publish hindi poet

  9. http://www.samyuktapoetry.com is a great place to publish poems…they do a wonderful profile of the poet too…

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