Poetry South

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Translation
Representative Authors: 
T. R. Hummer, Becky Gould Gibson, Katie Darby Mullins, Grace Ocasio, Cathie Sandstrom, Richard Boada, Claude Wilkinson, Ellen June Wright, Sjohnna McCray, Ted Haddin, Jianqing Zheng, Elena Adames Camaño
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Poetry South is an international journal that considers all kinds of poetry. Though they pay particular attention to writers from the American South (born, raised, or living here), the magazine has a tradition of including poets from other regions and other countries. They are looking for a great mix of styles and voices that will appeal to their audience and breathe new life into the poetry of the South.

Tips From the Editor

Submit one to four poems in a Word formatted file. Paste a brief bio (500 characters or less) into the bio field.  Please include your name at the beginning of the file, and do not use spaces or punctuation. To avoid confusion, please avoid naming your submission file with names like “PoetrySouth,” “FourPoems,” or “PoetrySubmission” (unless you also include your name).

Contact Information

Kendall Dunkelberg, Editor
1100 College Street, MUW-1634
Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy
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Last updated: Feb 15, 2024