Shō Poetry Journal

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Representative Authors: 
William Packard, Todd Moore, Gerald Locklin, Joan Jobe Smith, Fred Voss, A.D. Winans, Lyn Lifshin, Robert L. Penick
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Shō Poetry Journal has published poets such as William Packard, Todd Moore, Gerald Locklin, Joan Jobe Smith, Fred Voss, A.D. Winans, Lyn Lifshin, and Robert L. Penick. Our last issue was published in 2003. We are now reading for our revival issue, which will be published in the second half of 2023. As of 2024, our journal will be published biannually. We nominate select works for The Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Best American Poetry.

Tips From the Editor

We publish the best poetry we receive from both emerging and established poets and especially encourage submissions from historically underrepresented voices.

Our current response time for submissions made via Submittable is 2 – 4 weeks, but we attempt to respond to all submissions within three months or less. We accept paper submissions specifically from incarcerated writers and those without stable internet access. If you are submitting via mail, please include an SASE. We do not accept submissions via email or our website.

Read our full submission guidelines at: https://shopoetryjournal.com/submissions/

Contact Information

Johnny & Dominique Cordova, Editors
PO Box 4410
Chino Valley
AZ
86323
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Last updated: Dec 13, 2022