The Shore

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Jane Zwart, Joshua Garcia, Doug Ramspeck, Catherine Pierce, Martha Silano, Babo Kamel
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Mar 1
Apr 1 to Jun 1
Jul 1 to Sep 1
Oct 1 to Dec 1
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Approximately 25
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

The Shore is an online poetry publication seeking cutting, strange, and daring work from new and established poets alike. The editors want poems that explore the worlds of things and ideas, that recognize the liminality, the shifting of everything around us and our ability to name a thing whole. The magazine wants poems that press and push and ache and recede. 

Tips From the Editor

We publish 4 times a year, once each season. To submit, email 3-5 poems in a docx. format to with the subject line: “Last Name_First Name THE SHORE submission” with a cover letter and third person bio included in the body of the email. We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you notify us if the piece is accepted elsewhere, but we do not accept reprints. We ask that you please wait for a response before submitting again.

Contact Information

John A. Nieves, Co-Editor
843 Johnson Rd
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Last updated: Aug 17, 2022