Approachable Poetry Journals for Brand New Poets

Seeing that most mainstream publications have a (much) lower acceptance rate than Ivy League colleges, I’ve been compiling a list of approachable poetry journals to give emerging poets a chance at getting their work out in the world. Here are just a few, and if you enjoy this post, you might also want to read my guide for submitting poetry.

Here’s what I found this week:

A List of Approachable Poetry Journals:


Acceptance Rate: 50-60%
+ Professional
Character (published on each solstice and equinox)
Guidelines: Click Here

Down in the Dirt

Acceptance Rate: 70%
+ For those with no filter
Guidelines: Click Here

Eskimo Pie

Acceptance Rate: 80-90%
– Very Bloggy
Guidelines: Click Here

Poem Hunter

Acceptance Rate: 100%
– Not a “publication” but a website that allows you to submit your poetry into their index. There seems to be a fairly active community there. Worth a look!
– More of a community and forum than a “publication”, but exposure is exposure
Guidelines: Click Here


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