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Poet Lore

Literary Magazine



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America's oldest poetry magazine, publishing in print since 1889. Poet Lore is a biannual print journal of poetry, featuring the finest in contemporary writing. We love featuring poems that broaden the spectrum of what poetry is – and can be – on the page.

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  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    4-6 months*
    Editor reported data
    189 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays$50 per piece

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 50 per piece

10 pages max


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 50 per piece

poetry translations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include the titles of all poems in your cover letter (bullet points or numbers are easiest).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Include all poems in 1 single document and please only submit once per submission period. If a poem is more than one page, please indicate if the second page begins with a new stanza.

  • Author's rights

    Poet Lore requires first serial rights. We request (but does not require) the right to publish accepted poems on our website, social media outlets, monthly newsletter, and via our publisher’s (The Writer’s Center) triennial magazine. All other rights revert to the author upon publication; although, Poet Lore expects to be credited when poems are republished.

  • Additional info

    Pays! $50 per poem Available in print. Contributors also receive one copy of their issue, plus a copy of the following printed issue of Poet Lore. We nominate select published poems for both the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

189 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

714 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 972 days, 1084 days, 2274 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

187 days

12-month average response time

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    Deadline: Jun 30, 2024


Book-length issues deliver news from the interior—poems that make concerns of our moment both urgent and intimate. Published with the conviction that poetry provides a record of human experience as valuable as history, Poet Lore’s intended audience is broadly inclusive. Like that of Poet Lore’s fou...

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    Emily Holland


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    Pat Davis

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