Poets Reading the News publishes original poetry about current events from around the world. We are open to submissions 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Please note that due to the volume of works we receive, we only accept submissions via Submittable.

We look forward to reading your poetry!


Submission Guidelines

• We accept only original and previously unpublished works, up to three (3) poems per submission. You may have one submission under review at a time.

• Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If your writing is accepted elsewhere, please notify us as soon as possible.

• When possible, include news sources to support your submission and provide sources for any data or quotes.

• Poets Reading the News encourages writers of all backgrounds to submit their writing, including writers of color, women writers, emergent writers, LGBTQI+ writers, and writers from regions near and far.

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 it if accepted. Please note this is a non-paying publishing market. Works may be selected to appear on Poets Reading the News social media platforms, newsletter, and/or radio features. We will assume a general interest in our publication attends to your submission and add you to our newsletter.