The Wanderer: Now Accepting Poetry Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | September 15, 2016

The Wanderer is an online poetry journal, launched in April 2016 as a weekly feature in Harlot Magazine. Now, as Harlot has evolved into a monthly e-zine, The Wanderer has also evolved into a new online magazine, distinct from Harlot. The Wanderer aims to publish excellent poetry, and to pay the poets who contribute their work for publication. They are looking for poetry that is both timeless and immediate, poetry that marks the intersection between the eternal observer and the ever-changing present environment. They believe that poetry is the property of the people—all people—and as such, it can be funded through public donation. Each poet receives $25 upon publication, and The Wanderer actively seeks funding from its readers to maintain this standard.

The Wanderer is published weekly online, and they accept submissions on a rolling basis. In addition to poems written in English, they also seek poems written in Spanish, as well as book reviews—especially reviews by and about women, transsexual, non-binary, and POC poets—and excerpts of forthcoming poetry books. They pay $10 for all published reviews.

Poets may submit four to eight poems, in English or Spanish, or one book review or book excerpt. The Wanderer accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They actively seek work that was previously self-published—such as poetry posted on a personal blog, Tumblr, or as a series of Tweets—but they do not accept work previously published in another literary journal. The Wanderer suggests that submitting poets read past issues online to get a sense of their style.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Wanderer, please visit their website at http://wandererpoetry.com/submit/.