Poets Reading The News is a new digital publication bridging poetry and journalism. We welcome innovative and insightful poetry and prose submissions that regard contemporary events and themes.

Submission Guidelines

If your writing regards a time-sensitive news event, please write “Breaking” in your subject line.

Please organize submissions into a single Microsoft Office Word document. Include links to relevant news articles either embedded in your poem or collected as an addendum, and a brief 2-3 sentence biography (visit our Contributors page for examples). Video and/or audio recordings are strongly encouraged. E-mail submissions to editors@poetsreadingthenews.com.

We try to review and respond to submissions as promptly as possible. At present compensation is not available to contributors.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to Poets Reading The News. We look forward to reading your poems!