Poetry Quarterly Submission Guidelines
BackgroundPoetry Quarterly has been publishing issues since 2010. Each issue features both new and established poets. We consider all forms of poetry, but we generally shy away from rhyme.
It's still free to submit!Many excellent journals charge fees for either online or offline submissions (or both). We all understand those funds are needed to send contributors a copy, or otherwise generate income. More than 70% of journals today do not pay anything. These types of practices are understandable, but frustrating to writers.
Fortunately PQ's general submissions are still free.
Publication RewardsAll journals have some financial strategy to stay afloat, and those decisions are often difficult trade-offs.
What are our trade-offs?
By submitting, you are acknowledging these terms.
1. By submitting, you are asserting your work is available to print and has not been previously printed elsewhere. You maintain all future-use rights to your work.
2. You affirm your submission is your own creation and no part of your submission is in the public domain.
3. You may submit up to 5 times each month. 1 poem per submission.
4. You may withdraw any submission prior to acceptance by logging into the submission manager. Once accepted, you will need to contact us to withdraw a submission.
We do not charge you to submit your work.
We do not charge a reading fee for general submissions.
We prefer you limit your submissions to 5 per month.
Remember to separate your submissions, 1 for each poem.
Simultaneous submissions are fine.
One token payment allowed per issue.
Token payments are currently $1.50 for everyone, and $10.00 for submissions marked as "Editor's Choice."
Cash payments are paid by PayPal to any address you designate.
Subscriptions to Poetry Quarterly online are awarded after publication.