August 18, 2008

poetry submission guidelines

Updated: April 2011

we welcome submissions by poets born on or after july 20, 1972, from all 50 states, the district of columbia, puerto rico and all territories of the united states of america. we do not accept poetry from underaged writers, sorry.

we only accept e-mail submissions, which should be addressed to "Young American Poets blog" at this e-mail address:

please send two to six unpublished poems written in English, bound in the e-mail body or as an attached .doc (MS Word) or .rtf (Rich Text Format) document. poetry may include dedication and should be accompanied by full name of the poet, birthplace, year of birth and a brief biographical statement.

incomplete submissions and referrals to web sites or personal blogs will not be considered. translations are not acceptable. please do not send work that has been submitted elsewhere ("simultaneous submissions"). contributions are accepted in an ad honorem basis.

we ask our contributors to allow three to four weeks for review and a decision.

The Young American Poets team

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by submitting your poetry you acknowledge that the materials offered are your own original work, and agree that they can be posted and archived in this site. you also acknowledge and agree that you grant Young American Poets a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to reproduce and distribute the submitted materials for usage in any publication, be it electronic, print or otherwise.


marit said...

I totally just submitted. Looking forward to a response :)