Smartish Pace: Now Accepting Poetry

Written by Emily Harstone | August 13, 2015

Smartish Pace is a print literary journal that focuses on publishing quality poems by emerging and established poets. They are open to submissions year round. It takes them about 8 months to respond to most submissions.

Each issue has well chosen cover art. They publish a number of poems as well as reviews, interviews, and essays.

They have published a number of established and respected poets including Sherman Alexie, Alex Lemon, D.A. Powell, Thomas Lux, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

They reject the majority of what they receive, only publishing a small amount of the work that is submitted to them. Because of this having your work accepted by Smartish Pace is a great achievement and it can really help your reputation as poet.

They accept all submissions via email. You can submit up to six poems at a time. All poems should be submitted as an attachment. Attachments should be formatted as word documents.

They do not accept previously published poetry. They consider all poems that have appeared on the internet, even on social media or a personal blog, to be previously published.

If your poem is accepted, you will receive a copy of the issue it appears in as payment for publication.

To learn more about Smartish Pace visit their website here. To read their submission guidelines, visit that page here.