New Note Poetry

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
New Note Poetry is an online poetry magazine that features only the boldest poets and their verses. Our motto is "poetry is the jazz of the written word," meaning that within our pages, expect wild, untamed, idiosyncratic, bold, and even a little shocking. We aim to do for poetry what Blue Note did for jazz: present new, genre-breaking artists while also fostering a high-quality brand. Since poetry has existed since the dawn of language, it is too easy to say that everything has already been done. We believe there is always a chance to add a new note to poetry, to keep it moving forward while leaving a mark.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Nathan Nicolau
Contact Title
poetry, translation, video
Submissions Policy
What We Publish: Poetry only. We believe that poetry is the jazz of the written word. Therefore, we are open to many styles of poetry that are wild, untamed, sometimes shocking, and idiosyncratic, like a firey jazz solo. We look for poets who break the mold and play with language, poetic form, and themes. We love the experimental and avant-garde, but we also appreciate seeing modern deconstructions of classic poetic forms. We are not a musical-themed magazine, so please do not feel you must submit poems with a jazz reference. Twice a year (Summer and Autumn), we accept video poetry. What We Don't Publish: Anything that is not poetry, anything AI-generated, and anything that is discriminatory towards any person or group (we don't need to tell you what constitutes). When it comes to AI, we do not care what you use it for in your writing process, but we cannot accept entirely AI-generated work. What We Can and Can't Do: As much as we would love to, we cannot give feedback on every submission. If accepted for publication, we will send a proof copy of the issue to you for corrections, but we cannot accept new drafts. Our magazine is (unfortunately) not a paying market as of now, but we will heavily promote you and your work if you are accepted for publication. All accepted poems will be considered for our yearly anthology.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
- 1 months
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Anthology Price
Nathan Nicolau
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
Through many ups and downs. I originally wanted to be a filmmaker, but I quit the industry. I became a writer and professor instead and never looked back since. I started New Note Poetry based on my love for poetry and jazz.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
It's me, myself, and I. I run the website, read the submissions, do the marketing, and pull my hair out trying to do legal stuff...
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We no longer read cover letters. Let your work speak for itself. MFAs, Pushcarts, and long lists of publications are cool and all, but we value the poem over the poet.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Bold. Unique. Innovative. Expressive. You can do anything with poetry, so do it.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Don't be nervous. The worst we can say is "no."
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
The poetry lover on the cutting edge.