Poem Magazines with High Acceptance Rates for New Poets

(This is is outdated. See our list of poetry magazines with high acceptance rates or poetry magazines for established poets (much more selective)

It’s tough out there–but Vita Brevis is here to help. Here are a few poem magazines with high acceptance rates. These are great resources to grow a following and get your work out in the world!  You can see a much larger list of these if you visit our list of approachable poetry magazines (it’s seriously worth bookmarking).

You might want to read over my guide to poetry publication before you start writing your submission emails!

This is what I found this week:

Few Poem Magazines with High Acceptance Rates:

Quail Bell

Acceptance Rate: 20-30%
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Leaves of Ink

Acceptance Rate: 20-30%
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The Drabble

Acceptance Rate: 40-50%
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Page & Spine

Acceptance Rate: 10-20%
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  1. Hello Brian! Is a 10-20% acceptance rate really considered “high”? Eeek! It seems harder than getting into an Ivy League school…😱

      1. Wow! Money is always a bonus. I’ve just got to put my big girl pants on and send in some of my work (I have a half written email made out to you as I write this…) 😁

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