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

2 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    Poetry Journal is presently accepting submissions of original, previously unpublished poetry.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
    Singly
    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.

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