5 great places to submit your poetry

Ready to submit but wondering where? Wonder no more. We have five great suggestions for you—journals made with love that are friendly to emerging poets. All the entries on our list have no required fees and are open to simultaneous submissions. If you’re in a hurry, make sure to check out our list of great places to submit your poetry if you hate to wait.

  1. Thrush Poetry – is looking for poems of up to one page with strong imagery, emotion, and with interesting use of language. They nominate for most major prizes, anthologies and awards; they try to respond to all submissions within 10 days of receipt, and they provide feedback on submissions whenever possible. We love these guys!
  2. Rust+Moth – is open for submissions year-round and publish poems online as they accept them. Four times a year they gather the poems published on their site into collections, which are made available in print as well as online. They pride themselves on their quick turnaround time (a rare and valuable quality in a lit mag) and they nominate for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
  3. Dime Show Review – this journal also made our flash fiction list  (they take short stories too). They publish online and in print and they nominate for the Pushcart Prize. If your poem is accepted, there’s a chance you may also be selected for audio publication—a cool perk.
  4. Yes, Poetry – includes three poets per quarterly issue along with interviews with each poet. They also regularly publish poems between issues, including a series called #NotTrump. We say yes!
  5. SOFTBLOW – this international journal has been around since 2004 and only does poetry, including prose poetry. They feature a handful of new poets on their website every month. They generally respond within a few weeks and often within days of submission.
19 August 2018

35 responses on "5 great places to submit your poetry"

  1. One of the best latest website for poets and writers is https://ryfma.com, awesome design!

  2. Last night the devil came to me
    He said, you are lost but I can make
    you free
    But he wanted my body and not my soul
    can you believe that!
    What an asshole!

  3. Great tips — I knew only Thrush, but will try the others–nice to have the international view. Thank you!

  4. I want to fly high;
    Without any sigh,
    I want to conquer my dreams;
    Without any complex dreams;
    I want to experience peace;
    Without any materialistic piece,
    I want to be joyful;
    Without any change that is hurtful,
    I want to be me;
    Without any perfection that the world wants to be.

    – all I want is this.

  5. On the African site

    It is a warm country because of it many cultures
    It’s powerful than ever
    It is a loving country
    With infinite love which is

  6. I am an IWP participant of Iowa.I live in Kathmandu,Nepal where people are more conscious in creative activities.My inspiration is my father who wrote and published more than 50 books in different genres of literature, in his life time.But my writing is rushing far enough from his due to time factor.I write especially poetry and fiction and have published 17 books altogether(poetry/fiction/drama/combined fictions).When I found this website in searching the activities in poetry in global level I was extremely excited.We the writers have become universal and so I am happy knowing I am not alone in earth !

  7. make me fly with you ,
    to a place where no hellhound can find us,
    a place full of blitheness .
    where i do not need to escape from the reality ,
    as my life with you will be full of gaiety .

  8. Thanks for share this information.

  9. Check out the Magazine Contest at Big Pond Rumours International Literary E-Zine. There are independent judges for both poetry and prose. For a $10 CDN submission fee you can submit up to 80 lines of poetry or a short fiction piece up to 3,500 words. 1st prize is $100 CDN and publication. 2nd prize id $50 CDN and publication. 3rd prize is publication and these three poems and three stories will be published in a special Contest section of the E-Zine. Deadline is December 15, 2018. We invite you to check out the website and the current issue of the magazine or look at the archives.

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  12. Our journal, South Broadway Ghost Society, http://www.soboghoso.org is always looking for new content as well!

    Thank you for this article.

  13. O heaven! the comfort zone of saints
    You ‘re high above the earth
    Your nature with here is ain’t
    To sight you is speedily nudging forth.

    Your abode cease to be for more
    As everyone meant to be there not
    Why? You have your law for explore
    And few decide your worth.

    That buldging lonely narrow
    Seems to be your fate,
    Only through which men can hallow
    As a bulwark of your state.

    To seek you scars the joy
    And the faithful gets more hate
    But your rubies worth the toil
    And your Glory shuns the loathe.

  14. I see the mountains covered in white and walk alone listening to the sound of life.
    I feel the cold breeze touching my heart and the sun shining bright.
    While the small animals pass by, the travelers fly way up high and the curious ones hide by.
    Things were made so prefectly, yet how come we ruined what used to be?

    Inside the train i lose my mind, lost in a place where i wish were mine.
    I look to the strangers sitting on the other seats and think?
    Who are they, what have they seen?
    Do they also see the world like me?

  15. Once upon a time, my dreams came true
    everything feels like home
    the sky touches my soul
    as the wind passes through my face

    oh, the silence of the night is a lust
    the stars brought so much joy in my heart
    the cool breeze went deep down my body
    The peace is having sex with me.

    I dont want this to end,
    I want this to last,
    i want you inside me so bad
    please dont leave me soon…..

  16. Dr sangeeta saxena6 May 2019 at 15:34Reply

    I have a collection of fifty poems,wondering where to publish.

  17. Savannah Wood Karnes15 May 2019 at 21:26Reply


    Long, skinny, gaunt hands,
    Trying to write after 20 years of captivity
    How did you let yourself get kidnapped?

    New York is the glowing sea that light up the whole country
    I was 11
    Care free, walking to the bus station
    Friend by my side

    Then sudden darkness,
    No smell of fresh cut grass
    No smell of my mom’s famous peanut butter chocolate cookies
    I just woke up in a prison

  18. i would like to go for yes poems but i am from another county so how will they interview me?

  19. i have 22 poems and am only 18 years old. im from Africa, Zimbabwe and i need a platform to show my talent to the world.i am in high school but my heart is straight into poetry.i need help

  20. Great Post thanks for sharing.

  21. This one http://www.rattle.com is awesome too and includes a monthly work of art for poets to submit an ekphrastic poem on and also a weekly topical current event submittal request that ever runs. Also, Black Bough poetry is very new, but edition one had two poet laureates and it is likely worth getting involved early with this one 🙂

  22. I work in Iraq and my wife writes me daily poems, I would really like to try and get them published somewhere for her, any advice would be gratefully received.

    Poetry comes from those who have feeling..
    They could be in love, been hurt or just healing.
    For me it’s the love that I feel in my heart..
    I knew on that night, I knew from the start.
    Love at first sight or some call it fate..
    That was the night when I met my soulmate
    You’ve taught me a lot, how to love most of all
    I opened my heart and I let myself fall..

    I’m still falling baby..

    This would be the first one in the book for me, I have many more like this.

  23. i would like to go for yes poems but i am from another county so how will they interview me?


  25. teachers
    if we are knife for a questions
    you are a life for students
    if we violent for success
    you will show silent for success
    we are object
    you are our subject
    i have my photo in banner
    because you will show me manner
    we are nation
    you are our nation builder
    i will start a letter from way
    you will show me a way
    md kaif

  26. Good morning I am a 41 yr old male living in a residential home in Bradford called The Heather’s I have lived somewhat of a coloured life including
    Coma, stroke, brain surgery, a stabbing incident, homelessness and unfortunately prison but I believe it is these adversities life throws towards us that in turn make us better people like chrysalis to butterfly I overcame these hurdles and in turn became a better person for it. I hope with some guidance I will publish my book entitled Mind over matter which I hope in turn could show people that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel and I believe my story proves this. I hope to write a book with a collection of my poems including art and poetry that relates to my past life thus showing people that you can climb that mountain and become a better person for it.

  27. I would appreciate it greatly if you could contact me in the next 48 hrs and hopefully we could arrange a consultation to talk about me publishing my book entitled ‘Mind over Matter’ showing that life can throw us many an obstacle it is for us to tackle these obstacles and in turn becoming a better person for it. Feel free to call me at any time between 9 am – 5 pm to arrange a meeting to talk about my avenues as a writer.
    yours thankfully
    Daniel Hill

  28. Sir,I am from Pakistan and I have composed a poem .The poems title is,King in Dream.I want to publish .please help me in this matter.Thanks

  29. Some days I don’t even think about you
    Other days I have a million questions
    But I never utter them because I know I will never get an answer.

    Some days you are the only thing on my mind
    My curiosity gets the better of me and I find myself dreaming of what ifs
    But then I crash back down to reality

    Some days I need a warm embrace, or encouraging words
    Just to help me through the day, but then I remember
    That I don’t have that with you.

    Some days are more important than others, wedding dress shopping
    For instance, standing there crying on my own wishing for a person that I don’t know
    To help me make the decision, but instead I am alone.

    Some days I get jealous of people I don’t know when I see them with their mums
    Is it wrong to want to share that experience if only for a day?
    I don’t know why you didn’t want me, I never will

    But some days it hurts, it hurts so bad the feeling of rejection
    Follows me round, and I have never felt good enough for anyone
    And that’s why I will always be alone

    Some days are just harder than others

  30. Laying in the dark, 
    staring at the ceiling,
    Hoping that I’d fly,
    Instead of feeling these feelings.
    Looking at this now,I know it is different,
    But different is good,Up until this moment.
    I’m all knowing of my situation,
    But instead of dealing with it,
    i’m dealing my feelings,
    They take one look on the card and see the horror, 
    But then they learn the lesson and it makes them better,
    They tried to help me but I won’t let them in,
    The door is locked and i’m not giving in.
    After all is said and done,
    I am destined to fall,
    But until then I will carry it all.

  31. Save Water
    Free Verse Poem
    We drink and use water,
    Without knowing what it does,
    What benefits it gives,
    Water is around but has decreased,
    Without knowing that the world is drying,
    Before the leaves get crooked up as life,
    We need to save water, to save our life,
    Water helps everything,
    As we need to help it too,
    We do not need water just to drink and use,
    We need it, to help it, so it can help us too.
    http://www.poemtheart.com (Sarah Shahzad)

  32. Oh Unai Emery you came into our club with hope.
    Unfortunately you turned out to be a dope.
    We all had high aspirations of you being a success,
    But we ended up being a lot less.
    It’s time for you to go Unai Emery
    and leave us from our memory.

  33. Illegitimate son I am what people would say
    All to exclaim it clear my fear dismay
    I have no money now what to do
    Cannot I ask it of what we persue
    I don’t like study’s how I exclaim
    I could be denigrated I can’t proclaim
    My parenting is faulty a matter to hush
    Can’t I manifest it and can’t I fuss
    People who does wrong cant tell their way
    But it lies as if a fault that I have a way
    I may love God but it is a matter to endure
    No one often comes in front only thoughts I procure
    I life certain subjects I love never get I that
    Excessive crave I for it people may laugh
    My love is taboo may feel of it I true
    People would emancipate me for not to ensue
    I want to be a good friend according to my thoughts
    Find the same in manywhere but never one I got

  34. I tried publishing a poem on medium, https://medium.com/@dr.david.h.akehurst/friendship-gods-way-b80887e04be3

    But I don’t think that it is the right place to publish it…..anyone got a better suggestion?
    I’ll try some of those in the article above.

  35. You can also submit your poems to the Poetry Cooperative. Publish a poem there or send your submission for publication in the monthly Poetry Cooperative Magazine.

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