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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Poet Lore is a biannual print journal of poetry, featuring the finest in contemporary writing. Poet Lore invites cover-to-cover reading, bringing diverse poems into conversation with one another. Our newly redesigned issue measures 8.5 x 11 inches, allowing us to position multiple poems on one page to invite readers to make connections between each poem. Poet Lore publishes a range of established and award winning poets such as Erika Meitner, Jose Hernandez Diaz, Sharon Olds, Kim Addonizio, Terrance Hayes, Linda Pastan, Mary Oliver & Carl Philips, who share the space with emerging poets. Someone's first published poem may stand alongside another author's 100th. We nominate select published poems for both the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets.
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Tarfia Faizullah, Erika Meitner, Jose Hernandez Diaz
You may submit up to 5 poems (maximum 10 pages). Include all poems in 1 single document and please only submit once per submission period. Include the titles of all poems in your cover letter (bullet points or numbers are easiest). If a poem is more than one page, please indicate if the second page begins with a new stanza. We accept simultaneous submissions, however, let us know in your cover letter if poems are simultaneously submitted, and please inform us immediately if a poem is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. This includes on personal blogs and social media. Upon acceptance, we ask for first serial rights, with rights reverting back to the author upon publication. We are committed to diversity and inclusivity and highly encourage submissions from marginalized voices. We do not tolerate racism, bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, or any work that promotes harmful stereotypes and viewpoints.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
3 - 6 months
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
EBSCO, Harrassowitz, WT Cox, Teldan
Average Print Run
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
8.5 - 11
Average Number Of Pages