Laura Smith


Places to Submit Poetry

Posted by lsmith335 on November 17, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Here is a list of journals where I typically submit my poetry. All of these places are free to submit online (the last time I checked), and I have included some of their guidelines, though I always check their website to see if they have updated their submissions policy before I submit. Also, make sure you submitting within their submission time frame. 


Literary Journals



521 Magazine


Weird poems and stories. Strange, odd, bizarre, psychotic. 3-6 poems, short stories or both. Fiction under 2,000 words in a word doc. Put a letter Q in the title. Payment in copies. Feb 2-June 12.


[email protected]

Abyss and Apex

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Copy submissions into body of email. No simultaneous or multiple submissions. Indicate type of submission in body along with title of submission.


A Clean, Well-Lighted Place


Year round. Submit on site with bio. Up to 5 poems. Year round. 10-30 days. Pay: 1 copy.



• Website:

Online submission manager. Response: 2-4 months Pay: 6 copies and small monetary payment.

Fiction/poetry/essays/reviews/interview. No word limits.

Fiction: 1 story ($10/page). Send as attachments. Double space.

Poetry: 5 poems ($20/page). Submit in body of email.

September 1- May 31

Email: [email protected]

pw: lms943




Single file attachment: [email protected]

No prev. published. 6 poems or 2000 words of prose. Simultaneous accepted.

Contact info and 3-4 line bio. 4-8 weeks response. Check online for submission dates.

Pay: 1 copy


Amethyst Arsenic


Jan 1-Dec. 31

Less than 3 mos response (30 days or less usually). Check site for reading pds. Submit on site. $5/poem $50 if nominated for Pushcart Prize. Prev. published okay. No bio until accepted. Just put name in CL section. 3-5 poems in single word doc. See site for submission periods.


Bellingham Review

• Website:

Poems/stories/essays. Online submission manager. Titled with the name of the work. Simultaneous accepted. Notify on acceptance somewhere else. Use Submishmash online via their website.

username: [email protected]

password: wayne1047

Prose: under 6,000 words, word count.

Poetry: 3 max.

Pay: 1 copy and gift subscription for a friend. Small honorarium - unknown amount.

Response: 1-6 months

September 15 – December 15


Better: Culture and Lit.


Simultaneous accepted


Black Warrior Review


submit every 6 months. 3-5 months response. No prev. published. Payment in copies + nominal fee. Submit on site: 5 poems in 1 doc with the titles separated by commas in “submission title” field. Pw: wayne1047


Blast Furnace



Blue Lake Review


Use submittable on site.


Pw: wayne1047

Short bio in CL. 5 poems.


The Boiler


submit on site. 3-5 poems. Lyrical. CL with 3-5 sentence bio.


• Bone Bouquet

Submit on site:

5 pages poetry

pw: wayne1047


Boxcar Poetry Review


3-5 poems. Simultaneous okay. No pay. Submit on site. See site for submission periods.




check site for submission dates. 12 weeks response. Poetry: 50 lines or fewer. 5 entries/issue. PDF or Word Document. See site for submission dates (Jan-December).

[email protected]




Oct. 1-December 31

Poetry: 6 poems, Prose: 5,000 words

Use submissions manager on site.

Simultaneous accepted.

Pay: copies + 1 volume subscription following that issue.

Will take book reviews – choose from list on site.








Submit on site. Year Round. Word attachment. 4,000 words of poetry. 3 copies/pay. Images too.

[email protected]

Pw: wayne1


Chagrin River Review


1-5 poems in single file. Submit on site. Brief bio.


Cerise Press

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Poetry: 3-5 poems

Stories: 1 story (up to 15 pages)

Cover letter with brief bio. Recent publications. Open year round. More than twice/year.

Response: 2-3 months

Payment: none


Cleaver Magazine


See site for submission dates (year round). 2-4 weeks. Bio. Submit on site (up to 5 poems).




5 pages. March 1-Oct. 31. Submit online. Payment in copies.

Common Ground Review


[email protected] Email one attachment. Poetry under 61 lines. UP to 3 poems. See site for submission dates. Pay: 1 copy.


Conclave: A Journal of Character


free e-copies. Submit on site. Poems 1,000 words or less.

un: lsmith335

pw: wayne1047



• Website:

Submit on site. Use submission form. Poetry/Fiction/Commentary/other. Include word count. Last name in file name. Accepts year round.

Pay: $20 via check or Paypal.



• Website:

Prose, poetry, essays. SASE for reply. Simultaneous accepted. Online manager. Submit only twice per year.

Login info:

Username: [email protected]

Password: wayne1047

Essays or fiction: 25 pages

Poetry: 3-5 poems.

September 1 – May 31.

Pay: $20-35 per page.


Critique Circle

• un: lsmith335

pw: esm890


• Damselfly Press

Submit online with genre in email header. 3 poems.

[email protected]


Danforth Review

• Website:

Online submission manager.

Fiction: 6-8 short stories/6 months. 5,000 words max. ($100/story)

Response: 1 month

Pay: None.







The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review

• Website:

Fiction: 4,000 words (closer to 1,500).

Poetry: up to 5 poems

Will consider previously published. Submit on site.

Response: 1 month

Pay: 5 cents/word and 1 copy in annual issue. Not monthly.



• Email: [email protected]


Pasted into the email. No simultaneous or published submissions.

Poetry: 1-6 poems twice/year

Payment: two copies

Response: 1 month


Fail Better


4-6 poems. 8-12 weeks response. Put “submission” in subject line of email. No attachments.

[email protected]


Falling Star

• Website:

Up to 5 pieces per issue.

Poetry: 5-30 lines of poetry preferred about people, places, moments in time we’ve all experienced or hope we never have to. 7-10 pieces/ published issue. Fill out submissions page on website.

Pay: 2 copies and nominal pay.


Fix it Broken

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Short shorts: up to 1,500 words. One piece at a time.

Broken Blurbs: Stumbled upon phrases. Up to 3. Write “Broken Blurb Submission” in subject.

Include name, location where you heard (6 Sentences). Go online for submission dates.

Pay: extensive bio. and t-shirt.


Florida Review

• Website:

Reads year round. SASE, prose, poetry, visual art (paper photos or CD)

Poetry: 5 poems.

Fiction: 1 story/essay (double spaced). Up to 15 pages.

August – May

Include cover letter with name, address, phone, email, titles. Simultaneous accepted. Submit on site.



• Website:

September 1- May 1

SASE for reply. Environment-based themes preferred. Online submission manager.

Fiction: 1 story to 5,000 words

Short Short stories: 3 short shorts

Poetry: Up to 5 poems.

Non-fiction: up to 7,000 words.

Response: up to four months

Payment: in copies


Four Way Review


5 poems in doc file, CL. Year round. 60 days response. Submit on site.

un: [email protected]

pw: wayne1047




Sept 1-May 31

[email protected]

Put NAME + SUBMISSION in subject line. No attachments. 4 poems. Any length. CL and bio. Indicate general submission or theme. 4-6 months response.


Glimmer Train Stories

Email: [email protected]


Editor: Linda Burmeister Davie. Stories: 1,200-8,000 words ($500/story) January, April, July, October. Up to three stories per reading month.Response: 12 weeks.

Username: lsmith

Password: wayne1047


Gulf Coast

• Website:

Typed, double spaced. Paginated. Name, address, phone on page 1. Title on other pages. Indicate editor (poetry, fiction, etc.). Use online manager. Check online for submission periods.

Login info.

Username: [email protected]

Password: wayne1047

Fiction – double spaced. Up to 7,000 words. Name, address, phone and email on first page. Title on subsequent pages.

Poetry: 3-5 poems. Name, address, phone, email each page.

Pay: $30/poem. $20/page of prose up to $150.




Online manager. See site for submission dates. 3-6 poems.


James Dickey Review


Word attachment to [email protected] 5 poems. Pay: 1 copy.



Sept 1-April 1. Use online manager. 3-4 poems.




Use submittable or email (include bio, contact info, title of your work in body of email. “Submission,” “Title,” by “Your Name.” Year round. Up to 10 poems. Any length/form.


The Kenyon Review

• Email: [email protected]


September 15th- January 15th

Editor: David H. LynnNo simultaneous submissions. Online manager.

Fiction and essays: to 7,500 words ($10/page)

Poetry: 6 poems Response: up to 4 months

Username: [email protected]

Password: wayne1047




3-5 poems. Year round. Pay: 1 copy. All in one file. 100 submissions will cause them to temporarily close. See site for submission pds.


Lavender Review


6 unpublished poems or 6 images (.jpg)

email: [email protected]


The MacGuffin

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Poetry: up to 400 lines. Up to 5 poems.

Fiction: 5,000 words. Include word count. Double spaced. 1 story.

Payment: two copies.

No previously published. Titles and bio. On cover. No staples. Name/email/address on each page. Word count. Simultaneous accepted. Email submissions.

Response: 8-12 weeks.


Main Street Rag


Word attachment to: [email protected]

Name and shipping address in file. Genre in subject line.

Poetry: 6 pages 3-6 weeks response

No prev. published or simultaneous submissions

Fiction: 6,000 words max. 6-8 weeks response.



• pw: lms943


Mid-American Review

• Website:

Fiction: 1 story to 6,000 words

Poetry: 6 poems max, no length limit

Submit via online manager.

Simultaneous accepted year round.




• Website:

Email: [email protected]

University of North Florida/Department of English

4567 St. Johns Bluff Road.

South Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645

Editor: William Slaughter

Online journal of poetry and non-fiction essays on poetry. Electronic journal.

Response: 1-30 days

Poems with news in them. Prefer no mult. Submissions.


The Newtowner


Year round. 3 poems. 35 lines total. Submit on site.




Email attachment: [email protected] Bio and contact info. Poetry no longer than 150 lines.




3 poems in 1 doc. Online manager.


One Story

• Website:

Fiction: 3,000-8,000 words. 1 short story.

Submit online. .rtf files no more than 500 kb. No previously published in North America.

Payment: $100 and 15 copies

Response: 4-12 weeks

September 1-May 31

Un: [email protected]

Pw: lms943


Pacifica and Meridian


$15-$30.Year round. Original, unpublished.

Simultaneous accepted. Header: name, title, date, page #’s. 3 poems.


Pear Noir

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry up to 7,500 words.

February 1st-May 31st

August 1st – November 30th

Simultaneous accepted. No previously published. Name and title in subject line.

Address, short bio and publication history in the body.

Pay: $5.00 and a postcard and 1 copy.

Response: 2-3 months.


Pedestal Magazine

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Poetry: up to 6 poems ($40/poem)

Fiction: up to 6,000 words (5 cents/word)

Go online for submission dates.

Response: 1-2 months


Prime Mincer


3 poems in 1 document. Online manager.


Prime Number


Submit on site. Payment: 1 copy. 3 poems.



• Website:

Use submission manager. Simultaneous accepted.

Poetry: 4-5 poems. Name and address on each. Cover letter.

Flash fiction: up to 1,200 words.

Art: PDF file.

Pay: $10/accepted title.

Poems already published: [email protected] In the subject heading of your email, please include the following:[Last Name - Fortnightly Poem] If the poem was published previously, please indicate both the place as well as the issue number and/or the date in the body of your email.

Year round.

[email protected]



• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Year round. Simultaneous accepted. No previously published. Online reviews. Paste submission in the body. Title of email “Laura Smith-submission.” Bio. – who you are and why you love poetry. Indicate simultaneous.

Poetry: unlimited.

Payment: 2 copies.

Response: 4-8 weeks




No prev. published. Simutaneous accepted.

Submit online:

CL – prev. published/awards/programs/contact info/word count.

Poetry: 5 poems. Fiction: 3,500 words.


• Seeding The Snow

[email protected] in attachment.

Women and the Environment


Smartish Pace

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Name, address, email, phone in upper corner of each poem.

Only first and last name in the subject line. Body includes name, address, email, poem titles, bio. Poems attached in word document. Contact info. At the top and bio. At the bottom.

Poetry – up to 6 poems. Any line length.

Bio – publication credits, occupation, born/live, awards, grants, edu.

Simultaneous accepted. Send email if accepted. SASE for reply.

1 submission per year. Year round submissions.

Response: 8 months

Pay: 1 copy


Spinning Jenny


6 poems. 4 months response. [email protected]

un: lsmith335 pw: wayne1047




Use submittable on website. 3-5 poems, CL, bio. 1 copy. See site for reading periods.


Tampa Review

• Website:

Submit online. No simultaneous. Name, address, email, phone on first page. Name and title on top of others. Numbered pages. Direct submission to appropriate editor (poery, fiction or nonfiction).

Poetry: 3-6 poems.

Prose: up to 5,000 words. Word count, paginated, name and title on top of other pages. Phone and email included ($10/page and 1 copy)

Pay: $10/page of poetry or prose.

September 1st – December 31st

Response: 12-16 weeks.


Tar River Poetry

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Email submissions only. Pasted into the email or .doc attachment. Subject line: “Laura Smith-submission”. Go online for submission dates.

Poetry: up to 5 ($25/page and 2 copies)

September 1 – May 1


The First Line – Blue Cubicle Press

• PO Box 250382

Plano, TX 75025-0382

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Website: (quarterly)

Editors: David LaBounty and Jeff Adams

Celebrates the first line.

Fiction: all stories must stem from the same first line: 300-3,000 words

Nonfiction: essays about a first line from a book or story: $300/1,000 words

Payment: $10/story and one copy

Contact: Robin LaBounty, manuscript coordinator





Third Coast

• Website:

Online submission manager:

Password: lms943

Simultaneous accepted.

Poetry and prose separate. Author’s name, addres, email, phone on page 1. Page numbers, author’s name/title on all pages.

Response: 4 months

Prose: 7,500 words or 25 pages

Short short stories: 5 short shorts.

Poetry: typed, single spaced. Up to 5 poems. Max. 15 pages. Garamond 12 pt. font.

Pay: 2 copies and subscription

un: [email protected]


Toasted Cheese

• Website:

Email: [email protected]

Fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction poetry. Paste into email body. Include cover letter with short bio. Go online for submission dates. No simultaneous submissions. Subject line: (genre) submission (name)

Flash: 500 max

Poetry: up to 5.




3 poems + brief bio. Submit on site. 8 weeks response.


Vine Leaves


See site for submission dates. Submit on site. 3 poems under 40 lines. $5 acceptance.


Weave Magazine – Facebook

• Website:


Simultaneous accepted. Poetry: 3-5 poems. No line limit. Fiction: 6,000 words (no genre) Creative Nonfiction: 6,000 words

Flash fiction – 3 pieces Visual: b&w photo, pen and ink. Pay: 2 copies. Name on all pages.



West Branch

• Website:

Unpublished only. Typed, paginated, name on each page. Mark simultaneous submissions. SASE. Name on each page. Online submission manager. Limit three submissions at a time.

Login info:

Email: [email protected]

Password: wayne1047

Prose: double spaced, word count. Up to 30 pages.

Poetry: up to 6.

Response: 10 weeks. Email after 5 months if no response.

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Pay: $10/page. $20 minimum. $100 max. 2 copies. 1 year subscription. $200/assigned book review.

August 15- April 15


Willow Springs


Closed June 1-Aug. 31

8 weeks response. Pay: 2 copies. Submit online. 3-5 poems. 1 PDF.



• Website:

Fiction: 1,000-10,000 words. 1 story. ($25/1,500 words)

Poetry: 5 poems. Stanza breaks double spaced. ($25/poem) Contact info on page 1. No previously published. Simultaneous accepted. Online manager.

Login info: Username: [email protected] Password: wayne1047

Response: 2 weeks.


Workers Write


$5-$50. 500-5,000 words. See site for themes and email addresses.


The Writing Disorder


[email protected]

5-8 poems. Email submission. CL with publication credits. Word attachment 3 months response.


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