Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Shō Poetry Journal has published poets such as William Packard, Todd Moore, Gerald Locklin, Joan Jobe Smith, Fred Voss, A.D. Winans, Lyn Lifshin, and Robert L. Penick. Our last issue was published in 2003. We are now reading for our revival issue, which will be published in 2023. We publish the best poetry we receive from both emerging and established poets and are especially interested in promoting the work of Indigenous poets. In an age when more literary journals are going online, we are committed to remaining a print journal. Shō Poetry Journal is an imprint of Hohm Press (hohmpress.com), a nonprofit publisher of spiritual literature, health books, and poetry.
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Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Johnny Cordova & Dominique Ahkong
Fred Voss, Robert L. Penick, Joan Jobe Smith
Shō welcomes submissions of previously unpublished poetry.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. Submit up to five poems with a cover letter and brief third-person bio. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please send us a message through Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere. While we strongly prefer submissions to be made via Submittable, we accept paper submissions from incarcerated writers and those without stable internet access.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
3 - 12 weeks
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Average Print Run
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
6 - 9
Average Number Of Pages