Due to work related travels, we are not accepting
unsolicited original work.
ForPoetry is rated code II in Poet's Market: This means that we are not open to beginners'
submissions. Poets interested in submitting to ForPoetry should be familiar with
literary journals and magazines. Due to the large number of submissions, please do not
send more than two poems.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.
All submissions must be emailed in the body of your email to the
Please do not send poems via attachments. Do not submit
more than two poems. We prefer a cover letter or brief bio with your
Time between acceptance and publication may vary from two weeks to a month.
NOTE: If you do not hear back from us within two weeks, then your poems were not
accepted. Rejection of poems may have more to do with a back-log; i.e. there are
periods when we cannot read new submissions.
No submissions from May 1st--August 15th.
We are interested in lyric poetry, vivid imagery, open form, natural landscape,
philosophical themes but not at the expense of honesty and passion. Prose poems are
No city posing punk junk, corny sentimental Hallmark fluff, or academic workshop