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Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to New Note Poetry. All submissions should be submitted through Submittable. Below are our submission criteria. Please read them carefully. Failure to follow any of these guidelines will result in an instant rejection. We do not and never will charge a fee.

Submission Guidelines

What We Publish: Poetry only. We believe that poetry is the jazz of the written word. Therefore, we are open to all styles except for metered rhyme or epic poems. We will reject those outright. We're not saying that kind of poetry is bad, but there is plenty of that out there. We seek fresh voices with unique perspectives. We want to see poets who break the mold and play with language, poetic form, and themes. We love the experimental and avant-garde but we also appreciate seeing modern deconstructions of classic poetic forms. No subject or theme is too far-fetched for us. We are not keen on flowery, cute, or mushy, romantic stuff. Poems in English only, please. We are open to translated work so long as you have the rights.

What We Don't Publish: Anything that is not poetry and anything that is discriminatory towards any person or group (we don't need to tell you what constitutes). We also do not publish poetry that glorifies self-harm, suicide, or substance abuse. Swearing and sexual references are okay, but be tasteful about it. Don't shock and offend for the sake of it.

What We Can and Cannot Do: As much as we would love to, we cannot give feedback on every submission. We also do not provide any proofreading or editing. Our magazine is not a paying market, but we will heavily promote you and your work if you are accepted for publication.

  • Submit 1-5 unpublished poems in a single .doc or .docx file with each poem on a new page.

  • Please allow us up to 2 weeks to review your submission.

  • There is no need to follow up with us about your submission.

  • We allow simultaneous submissions. Please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We retain First North American serial rights. All rights revert back to the author after publication.

  • Do not submit revisions of previously declined poems.

  • Send us a brief cover letter explaining who you are as well as a short bio in the third person. In your cover letter:

    • Please do not copy our philosophy word for word and just say you agree with them. You think you're being clever or got the upper hand, but it's not very effective. Show that you agree with our philosophies in your work.

    • Please kindly keep your list of achievements, degrees, and personal life in your bio.

    • Please refrain from criticizing "today's poetry" as simplistic, bland, vapid, dumb, overrated, etc., and tout your work as "different." Yes, we have had this too many times. It is a major red flag for us and will be taken into serious consideration when reading your work.

  • If you have been previously published in our magazine, please wait six months before submitting again.

  • Only send us your best!