Poets Reading the News publishes unsolicited poetry and prose about current events. We are open to submissions 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Submitting is free and always will be.

Poets Reading the News accepts simultaneous submissions, however because we move quickly on accepted works, we ask that you notify us of this when you first send us your material. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify us as soon as possible. Submit no more than four poems at a time. Include a brief professional biography, no more than 80 words in length, of a neutral and professional nature.

Poets Reading the News does not accept work that has been previously published. By submitting your work, you are assuring that you hold the rights to the work, and you are granting Poets Reading the News the rights to publish the submitted work. By submitting, you are aware that, if chosen for publication, your work may be selected to appear in a Poets Reading the News podcast, radio feature, and/or our social media platforms. By submitting, we will assume an interest in our publication and will add you to our newsletter.

We encourage writers of all backgrounds to submit to Poets Reading the News, especially poets of color, women poets, LGBTQI+ poets, and poets from countries near and far.

Whenever possible, include links to news stories regarding the topic of your work. If you are integrating quotes or data into your writing, provide links to your sources.

We only accept electronic submissions. To submit your writing to Poets Reading the News, use our Typeform below or send your work, organized as a single doc or docx file, to editors@poetsreadingthenews.com. We do not accept PDF documents. If your work regards a time-sensitive matter, write “Breaking” in your subject line. At this time, this is not a paid opportunity.


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