Poetry Submissions (Shō No. 4)

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Shō Poetry Journal

Call For Submissions
Sho Poetry Journal is a small-press print journal coming out of a 20-year hibernation. We publish a diverse range of contemporary poetry and seek to champion poets at all stages of their careers. We encourage submissions from poets who have been historically underrepresented or overlooked.
Shō No. 3, our revival issue, features poets such as Sean Thomas Dougherty, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Bunkong Tuon, Sage Ravenwood, and translations of ancient Sanskrit poet Vidyā by Andrew Schelling (See the complete list of contributors here). Follow us on Twitter for release updates.
We nominate select works for major prizes.
What to submit
1. Submit up to five unpublished poems at a time. Please include page numbers and your name on every page.

Your cover letter should include the titles you are submitting and a third-person bio (60 words or less).
– If your poem is ‘after’ another poet, please name the poem it’s after, or provide any relevant details in your cover letter.
Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you specify this in your cover letter and send us a message through Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Response time
Our average response time is 2 weeks. We attempt to respond to all submissions within one month or less.
Shō is a print journal. Payment is one contributor’s copy. Authors also receive a discount on the purchase of extra copies.
Read our full submission guidelines here.

Submission Period
April 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023

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Johnny Cordova & Dominique Ahkong
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