From Category: Poetry Journal
Published annually in August, reads submissions year-round (submit online or by mail). Read sample work on site before sending.
Editors say, "We prefer nature poetry that has vivid, concrete imagery, insight and interconnectedness with nature. We avoid poems that have rhyme or metrical schemes, cliche, abstraction, and sexual overtones." Authors they admire include Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, and Wallace Stevens. Previously published poems accepted, but no simultaneous submissions.
Launched in 2014, the online literary journal Barking Sycamores publishes poetry by writers on the autism spectrum, and essays on autism's interplay with the creative process. Editors say, "Barking Sycamores supports the concept of neurodiversity: in short, the idea that autism and related conditions are valid neurological ways of being that are the result of normal variations in the human genome as opposed to pathologies which need to be cured." No simultaneous submissions or previously published work. See submissions guidelines page to learn about their philosophy before entering.
CPR also offers a poetry manuscript contest which accepts online entries.
Edited by prizewinning poets Philip Nikolayev and Katia Kapovich, aims at furthering communication between poets, critics and philosophers from different cultures and literary traditions.
The magazine is published bimonthly online and there is also an annual print edition in the fall. Editors say, "This zine seeks high-quality, but gutsy writing: two-fisted free verse that pulls no punches!"
Important influences include the New York School and the "New American Poetry" defined by the Donald Allen anthology of that name, but the magazine is open to a wide variety of styles and themes. Star find: Sherman Alexie. Read an interview with co-editor Mark Pawlak here.
Based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the literary journal jubilat aims to publish not only the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists.
Publishes original poetry in Japanese forms, book reviews, and essays. Also sponsors the Robert Spiess Memorial Award ($100), annual deadline in March.
Jamey Dunham's 'Urban Myth' from the first issue was selected for Best American Poetry 2005.
Available in both print and online versions (via Issuu viewer).
This literary journal based at Spalding University in Louisville, KY publishes work by both children and adults. The Children's Corner feature accepts poetry submissions year-round from students in grades K-12. Editors say, "We seek writing that looks for fresh ways to recreate scenes and feelings."