We are living through historic times. Our publication exists for readers to learn about and process the news in a unique way and for writers who are collectively creating a new genre, what we have coined journalism in verse. We feature internationally-renowned poets, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, and emergent writers from around the world.

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Submission Guidelines

You may submit your work via the above online form or through e-mail.

If using email, please organize submissions into a single .doc or .docx document (PDFs are not suitable). If the poem is time-sensitive, please write “Breaking” in the subject line. Include links to relevant news articles and a brief two to three sentence biography including relevant publication history and area of residence. Optional: include a poet’s note that may be published on our website. E-mail submissions to editors@poetsreadingthenews.com.

By submitting to Poets Reading the News, you acknowledge that, if selected for publication, your work will be published online through the Poets Reading the News website and may be selected to appear on the ancillary Poets Reading the News podcast, radio segment, and social media platforms. You also acknowledge this work is previously unpublished, not plagiarized, and that references are cited appropriately. We will presume that you are interested in the publication and will add your email to our newsletter. At this time, this is not a paid opportunity.

Expect a prompt response! We are working within the news cycle and so move quickly.

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