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22 lit mags/journals to send your current event poems

The listings below are literary magazines/journals that are known for taking poetry on current event topics.

These literary magazines/journals are listed alphabetically; some are currently accepting submissions, some are temporarily closed. I’ve also included whether or not it is a paying market in the notes column. These lit mags/journals also fit the following criteria:

  • Generally do not charge fees to submit (although some may charge fees for some types of submissions and for contests).
  • They accept poetry submissions.
  • All accept electronic submissions.

If you have suggestions for lit mags/journals I’ve missed, please contact me here or leave a comment below.

Lit Mag/Journal Web Site Notes Duotrope
Anti-Heroin Chic No sim subs
Consequence Magazine Themed, paying
Dissident Voice n/a
Glass: Poets Resist
Golden Walkman Deadline 10th and 15th monthly
HEArt Online
I Am Not a Silent Poet n/a
Love’s Executive Order – Themed n/a
Mobius: The Journal of Social Change Themed
New Verse News No sim subs
Poets Reading the News
Poets’ Republic n/a
Poetry of the Resistance n/a
Quarterday Review Poets Respond First responders submissions
Rattle’s Poets Respond
Rat’s Ass Review
Rise Up Review
Social Justice Poetry Publishes within a week, doesn’t send a response
The Good Men Project
Tuck Magazine
Writers Resist Pays sometimes

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