19 LitMags for Impatient Poets Open Now (With Response Times Under One Week)

So, you wrote a poem. Goodie! Time to collect those rejection letters—I mean, find the right home for your work. There is no doubt though—rejection or acceptance—waiting sucks. Well, no fear, no reloading submittable over-and-over, checking and rechecking your spam. These nineteen journals will let you know if they want your poem in a week or less.

Challenge: see how many you can submit to in a day and just binge on those letters.

1) Amethyst Review

Amethyst Review

"A publication for readers and writers who are interested in creative exploration of spirituality and the sacred. "
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2477

2) Bending Genres (*note: No simultaneous submissions)

Bending Genres

"We seek thrilling, fanciful, oddball, unusual, stunning fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction pieces. Think Olympics on a case of Red Bull. Think October in April. Think Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey."
Response time
5 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
4015

3) Bibliopunk (*note: Accepts work previously posted on social media and personal websites)

Bibliopunk

"We are looking for great writing by great writers. Or ambitiously flawed writing by ambitiously flawed writers. Humble writing. Narcissistic writing. Modern writing. Old school writing. Transgressive writing. Moral writing."
Response time
7 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
26

4) Coexist Literary Magazine

Coexist Literary Magazine

"An international, youth-led organization dedicated to exploring identity, emphasizing diversity, and encouraging activism. We do this by publishing and amplifying youth and marginalized voices."
Response time
72 hours
Payment
No
Twitter followers
468

5) DED Poetry

DED Poetry

"Make it weird, make it ded."
Response time
Within 1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
26

6) Filter Coffee Zine

Filter Coffee Zine

"a home for your unspoken words, unheard thoughts and untamed dreams"
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
2226

7) Ice Queen Magazine (*note: Pays $50)

Ice Queen Magazine

"Ice Queen Magazine is a monthly-ish nomination/solicitation literary rpg journal that has issues focusing on one writer. There is a poem/story, an interview, and a recipe. "
Response time
3 days
Payment
$50
Twitter followers
931

8) Lead & Pulp Poetry (*note: pays $2 per poem)

Lead & Pulp Poetry

"Online poetry"
Response time
?
Payment
$2/poem
Twitter followers
52

9) Neologism Poetry Journal

Neologism Poetry Journal

"Neologism Poetry Journal was founded in search of new horizons of poetic language, or at minimum ways to feel something new from old words and poetic forms."
Response time
1-3 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1719

10) ONE ART: a journal of poetry (*note: Accept poems published on your personal blog or social media.)

ONE ART: a journal of poetry

"ONE ART aims to publish poetry that adds value to the life of our readers. A poem must not only be good, it must be lasting. Ask yourself what poems you return to again and again. Those are the poems we want to share with the world."
Response time
1-7 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1919

11) The Penn Review

The Penn Review

"Publishes original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual artwork, and feature a blend of emerging and established voices. Ranked as one of the 25 Fastest Fiction & Poetry Markets in Duotrope's database."
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
792

12) Pink Plastic House

Pink Plastic House

"I seek poetry that fits inside a house. Having said that, a house, even a dollhouse (maybe especially a dollhouse) is a universe. It includes outdoor spaces and rooms of delight and even terror."
Response time
1-2 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
3520

13) Soft Star Magazine (*note: Accept previously published)

Soft Star Magazine

"An online publication featuring stories of science fiction, futurism, and speculative fiction with a healthy dose of optimism. No dystopias here; Soft Star stands for curiosity, openness, and the inherent magic of the unknown."
Response time
1-7 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1079

14) SOFTBLOW

SOFTBLOW

"SOFTBLOW has been a home for contemporary poetry from all over the world since Sep. 2004. We strive to focus the eye back on the poem. This journal is for unswerving lovers of poetry who also appreciate how far poetry has come over time."
Response time
a couple of days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

15) Sour Cherry Mag

Sour Cherry Mag

"An online literary diary that aims to give a platform to emerging and unpublished writers."
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
-

16) Terror House Magazine

Terror House Magazine

"Terror House Magazine is an independent literary magazine focused on nurturing and promoting the best up-and-coming writers of our generation."
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
5309

17) Thrush

Thrush

"Why the name THRUSH? Thrushes are a species of bird, the songs of some considered to be among the most beautiful in the world. We love that and that is how we feel about poems."
Response time
1-3 days
Payment
No
Twitter followers
3616

18) Typishly (*note: charges a fee but comes with a nugget of feedback.)

Typishly

"Typishly has been called beautiful, stylish, visual, cool, gorgeous, wonderful, eclectic, vivid, stunning, challenging, smart, delightful… and sometimes weird."
Response time
24 hours
Payment
No
Twitter followers
1484

19) āraśi

āraśi

"A literary and cultural magazine, published in digital and physical formats. Every issue of āraśi is filled with high-quality literature, artworks, photography. Under the umbrella called literature, we publish short fiction, poetry, and non-fiction."
Response time
1 week
Payment
No
Twitter followers
256