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The Catholic Poetry Room

Literary Magazine



We publish 52 poems each year; one per week on the Catholic Poetry Room page.

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

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

  • Accepts previously published

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

  • Nominates for prizes

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  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

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


We accept both new and previously-published poetry and are looking for poems that are accessible to the average Catholic and show a strong connection between faith and everyday life, or break open Scripture in a new way for the reader. We welcome a wide range of poetic forms, from formal and free verse to ekphrastics, and are looking in general for a sense of heightened language, effective imagery, and an honest expression of the author’s spiritual journey.

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  • Additional info

    Audience: Catholics, many of whom are new to poetry Many readers will not have read any poetry since high school. As you consider poems that might be appropriate for the site, consider them through the eyes of someone fairly new to poetry.

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    We publish 52 poems each year; one per week on the Catholic Poetry Room page.

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