Poet Lore

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


We appreciate your interest in Poet Lore. The magazine is currently closed to submissions, but we will be open again on August 1, 2017. Below you'll find a description of our work:

Poet Lore
 is a biannual print journal of poetry, essays, and reviews. Book-length issues deliver news from the interior—poems that make concerns of our moment both urgent and intimate. Published with the conviction that poetry provides a record of human experience as valuable as history, Poet Lore’s intended audience is broadly inclusive.

Founded in January 1889, Poet Lore is the nation’s oldest poetry journal. It has published world-famous poets and new writers side by side throughout its long history. Charlotte Porter and Helen Clarke, two progressive young Shakespeare scholars, launched Poet Lore as a forum on “Shakespeare, Browning, and the Comparative Study of Literature” but soon sought out the original work of living writers. Please visit www.poetlore.com  for more information.