Shō Poetry Journal


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Shō Poetry Journal is a small-press print journal coming out of a 20-year hibernation. Our mission is to publish a diverse range of voices, including poets who have been historically underrepresented or overlooked. We seek to champion poets at all stages of their careers, with special attention given to the work of emerging poets. Shō Poetry Journal is an imprint of Hohm Press, a nonprofit publisher of spiritual literature, health books, and poetry. As an Arizona-based journal, Shō welcomes free submissions from Native poets during every reading period. We nominate select works for major prizes: The Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Best Spiritual Literature.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Johnny Cordova & Dominique Ahkong
Contact Title
Editors
Publishes
poetry
Representative Authors
Sean Thomas Dougherty, Arah Ko, Stephanie Niu
Submissions Policy
Shō welcomes submissions of previously unpublished poetry. Please do not send work that has previously appeared in a print journal, online journal, or on social media or a personal website. 1. Submit up to five unpublished poems at a time. Please include page numbers and your name on every page. Name your file (.doc/.docx) as follows: FirstName_LastName 2. 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. *Please note that we accept paper submissions from incarcerated writers only.* Submission period for Shō No. 5 (Summer 2024): December 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 Submission period for Shō No. 6 (Winter 2025): June 1, 2024 to September 30, 2024
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies
Reporting Time
1 - 4 weeks
Author Payments
copies
Number Of Unpaid Staff
2
Year Founded
2002
Average Print Run
250
Total Circulation
250
Paid Subscriptions
Individual
$24
Insitution
$–
Single Copy Price
$12
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
Format
perfect
Dimensions
6 - 9
Average Number Of Pages
100

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