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The Pierian

Literary Magazine



The Pierian releases new poems online monthly, and an annual omnibus in print. Dedicated to bold voices that shape language, The Pierian welcomes you to drink deep.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    10% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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

  • 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 lines: 40

Max pieces: 5

We consider free verse, formal verse, prose poetry, and combinations thereof. We will consider the occasional longer piece, but most of what we publish is 40 lines or less.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    The Pierian does not accept cover letters Do not include any identifying information in your upload.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    The Pierian accepts Word (docx) and OpenOffice (odt) file uploads. Do not include any identifying information in your upload. Place each poem in a separate document. DO NOT place multiple poems in a single document!

  • Author's rights

    The Pierian receives first electronic and print rights. All accepted poems will be published at and in our yearly print journal. We do not accept previously published poems, and your poem should not appear anywhere online.

  • Additional info

    Usually we don't take simul subs. But to celebrate chillsubs users, we're offering simul for you folks. Use code JUSTCHILL23 or visit our custom chillsubs submission zone at Pro submissions may be simultaneous; this status is available to our Patreon supporters.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

29 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

5 days

Fastest response time

36 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


The Pierian seeks invigorating new poetry that engages with the sounds and sense of poetic traditions. We consider free verse, formal verse, prose poetry, and combinations thereof.






    Editor Max Roland Ekstrom avatar

    Max Roland Ekstrom


    Editor Keeley Schell avatar

    Keeley Schell