SoFloPoJo – South Florida Poetry Journal

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
If you are poet, prophet, peace-loving, tolerant, traditional or anarchistic, haiku or epic, and points in between; if your poems sing, shout, whisper, dance, trot or crawl; if you value the humane treatment of every creature and the planet on which we dwell, SoFloPoJo seeks your work. Please Submit

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, You Tube
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Michael Mackin O'Mara
Contact Title
Managing Editor
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, audio, video
Submissions Policy
We request submissions of up to three previously unpublished poems. We do not charge a submission or reading fee. We read year-round and reply, at the longest, within four months and do not publish work by current SoFloPoJo staff. Submissions are reviewed by staff. Amateur work is gently rejected. Work that passes the gatekeepers is circulated among three to five SoFloPoJo readers. Final decisions are made by the four Senior Editors: Lenny DellaRocca, Judy Ireland, Meryl Stratford, & Michael Mackin O'Mara.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
1 - 16 weeks
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Publish Print Anthology?
Anthology Price
Michael Mackin OMara
Managing Editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
In 2016 Lenny DellaRocca gathered a group of his friends with the challenge: let's start a poetry journal. And we did. Lenny named me managing editor in that first year during which Lenny and I became co-publishers.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
If you look at our Masthead you'll see that we have a great group of readers who also do special projects including video interviews. And we have editors for each of our departments.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Cover letters do not enter into or affect the acceptance decision process.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We use Submittable and clear our Submittable queue every quarter.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Wonder, surprise, uncertainty.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Send us the work that gives you chills.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
We have a varied staff with varied tastes and look for something similar among our readers.