Poetry Online, or poetry.onl, is a publisher and weekly journal committed to sharing accessible work and compensating contributors fairly.

We offer an online venue to share poems alongside audio, captioned video, and screen-reader accessible images, so every reader is included. We seek creators of all backgrounds. ISSN 2767-1658.

We have no strict poetry style or theme. We accept submissions of poetry, visual poetry, & cine poetry, both traditional and experimental. We pay $51 USD per accepted poem, upon publication. 

If you are a member, please consider reporting your submission on Duotrope here: https://duotrope.com/listing/31780/poetry-online. It helps us keep track of things. 

Guidelines:

Poetry Online has no strict style or theme. We accept both poetry and visual poetry, traditional and experimental. For an idea of what we enjoy, read our journal.

  • For written poetry, we ask that you submit 1-5 poems in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. There is no line limit.
  • Visual poems and cine poetry/video art may be submitted in additional imaging formats, including .png, .jpg, .mp4, and .m4v.
    If you are unsure your work fits into the visual poetry category, we encourage you to visit the online magazine ctrl + v for examples—or Poetry Foundation/"Visual Poetry Today" for an introduction to the genre. We do not wish to limit the genre, but believe this might be helpful.
    If you’ve got it, please don’t be shy to send us experimental writing.
  • Please include a 60-word author bio. Place this in the designated field on Submittable — not inside your document, please.
  • We are now reading submissions of reviews & interview pitches. Send a brief pitch, or summary, directly to us at our contact form, here.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. But please be aware we respond very quickly. 
  • We accept translation submissions under all categories.
  • We pay $51 (U.S. dollars) per poem, by Venmo or PayPal, upon publication; Work accepted after 05/06/2022 will be compensated at $51 per poem.
  • For previously unpublished poems, we ask for First North American Serial Rights (FNASR).
    TLDR: We get to publish your poem first, one time, in North America, then publication rights revert back to you. We also ask that you provide permission for us to reprint your poem, in print or online, for a future Poetry Online anthology.
  • We read submissions year-round.

Guidelines:

Poetry Online has no strict style or theme. We accept both poetry and visual poetry, traditional and experimental. For an idea of what we enjoy, read our journal.

  • For written poetry, we ask that you submit 1-5 poems in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. There is no line limit.
  • Visual poems and cine poetry/video art may be submitted in additional imaging formats, including .png, .jpg, .mp4, and .m4v. If you are unsure your work fits into the visual poetry category, we encourage you to visit the online magazine ctrl + v for examples—or Poetry Foundation/"Visual Poetry Today" for an introduction to the genre. We do not wish to limit the genre, but believe this might be helpful. If you’ve got it, please don’t be shy to send us experimental writing.
  • Please include a short cover letter & a 60-word author bio. Place this in the designated field on Submittable — not inside your document, please.
  • We are now reading submissions of reviews & interview pitches. Send a brief pitch, or summary, directly to us at our contact form, here.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. But please be aware we respond very quickly.
  • We accept translation submissions under all categories.
  • We pay $51 (U.S. dollars) per poem, by Venmo or PayPal, upon publication of accepted work; Work accepted after 05/06/2022 will be compensated at $51 per poem.
  • For previously unpublished poems, we ask for First North American Serial Rights (FNASR). TLDR: We get to publish your poem first, one time, in North America, then publication rights revert back to you. We also ask that you provide permission for us to reprint your poem, in print or online, for a future Poetry Online anthology.
  • We read submissions year-round.

Guidelines:

Poetry Online has no strict style or theme. We accept both poetry and visual poetry, traditional and experimental. For an idea of what we enjoy, read our journal.

  • For written poetry, we ask that you submit 1-5 poems in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. There is no line limit.
  • Visual poems and cine poetry/video art may be submitted in additional imaging formats, including .png, .jpg, .mp4, and .m4v. If you are unsure your work fits into the visual poetry category, we encourage you to visit the online magazine ctrl + v for examples—or Poetry Foundation/"Visual Poetry Today" for an introduction to the genre. We do not wish to limit the genre, but believe this might be helpful. If you’ve got it, please don’t be shy to send us experimental writing.
  • Please include a short cover letter & a 60-word author bio. Place this in the designated field on Submittable — not inside your document, please.
  • We are now reading submissions of reviews & interview pitches. Send a brief pitch, or summary, directly to us at our contact form, here.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. But please be aware we respond very quickly.
  • We accept translation submissions under all categories.
  • We pay $33 (U.S. dollars) per poem, by Venmo or PayPal, upon publication; All work accepted on or after April 1, 2022 will be paid at this rate. Work accepted after 05/06/2022 will be compensated at $51 per poem.
  • For previously unpublished poems, we ask for First North American Serial Rights (FNASR). TLDR: We get to publish your poem first, one time, in North America, then publication rights revert back to you. We also ask that you provide permission for us to reprint your poem, in print or online, for a future Poetry Online anthology.
  • We read submissions year-round.
  • All work accepted after 05/06/2022 will be compensated at $51 per poem. 
  • Pi [π] submissions (for written, visual, & cine poetry) receive a decision within three [3] days, or +2 submissions within one [1] day. 
  • Pi [π] submissions frequently shift submission deadlines because they are subject to availability of editors.
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