Poetry South: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | October 4, 2017

Founded in 2009, Poetry South is a print journal of poetry published by the MFA program in Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. They give particular preference to writers from the South—those who are born, raised, or living there—however, they consider poetry of all kinds, from all regions of the country and around the world. They hope that presenting a diverse range of styles and voices will give new life to the poetry community of the South. In their estimation, all poetry published in their magazine has a Southern homestead on their pages.

You can read samples from Poetry South’s print publication online to get a sense of what they publish. They also offer an online archive of all past issues. Keep in mind that even though their publication is well-established, their website is brand new and they are currently working to increase their online presence.

Poetry South is published once a year in print. They accept submissions year-round; however, submissions received after July 15 each year will be considered for the following year’s issue. Bear in mind that they might be slower to respond to submissions in the summer.

Poets may submit one to four poems to Poetry South. They like for poets to include a brief cover letter with their submissions. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. Poetry South accepts submissions online, but not via email or by post. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Poetry South, please visit their website at http://www.muw.edu/poetrysouth.