Poetry Magazines with High Acceptance Rates (in 2020)

Poetry Magazines with High Acceptance Rates
Poetry Magazines with High Acceptance Rates

If you’re an unpublished poet, submitting your work to poetry magazines with high acceptance rates is a great way to get your name out there. I’ve created a list of these magazines to encourage emerging poets to enter the world of poetry publication.

Most of these publications do not ask for reading fees, and all of them are respectable. Though “bloggy” and student-led publications are easy to get accepted in, I urge poets to send their work in to magazines with a wider readership and higher editorial standards.

How do you find those? It’s pretty tough, so here’s a list of great magazines for new and emerging poets. Getting published in any of these is something to be proud of. They’re in no particular order, so have at it!

If your worked gets picked up by a lot of these publications, then you’re ready to move up to the next tier. Here are some respected poetry publications that are much more selective.

[Also worth noting: these “high” acceptance rates are still pretty low. Poetry publications are tough to get into, especially if you’re submitting to high-quality magazines like these. Stick in there!]

Poetry Magazines with High Acceptance Rates:

Vita BrevisSubmit
Uppagus Submit
Literary Yard Submit
Scarlet Leaf Review Submit
The TowerSubmit
Vita BrevisSubmit
Ekphrastic ReviewSubmit
Jet Fuel ReviewSubmit
Firewords QuarterlySubmit
New England ReviewSubmit
Cosmonauts AvenueSubmit

– Did you know Vita Brevis’ anthology was a #1 Bestselling new poetry release? –

New England ReviewSubmit
Bayou MagazineSubmit
Armchair/Shotgun Submit
Stirring Submit
Spry Literary JournalSubmit
The Stinging FlySubmit
Mused Submit
Right Hand Pointing Submit
805 Submit
Prelude Submit
The Hudson ReviewSubmit
Willow SpringsSubmit
The Daphne ReviewSubmit
Broad River ReviewSubmit
Newton LiterarySubmit
Check in next week — More coming soon

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