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15 lit mags/journals to send your current event poems

UPDATED: April 24, 2021

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.
Lit Mag/Journal Notes
Anti-Heroin Chic Fast response
Consequence Forum  Themed, paying
Dissident Voice  Themed
Glass: Poets Resist On temporary hiatus as of April 2021
Golden Walkman: Tapes From The Outside Always open, fast response
Headline Poetry Press Reprints ok
Light Poetry Magazine Poems of the Week, deadline Fridays at noon PT
Misfit Quill Always open
Mineral Lit Magazine
Mobius: The Journal of Social Change  Themed
New Verse News No sim subs, fast response
Poets Reading the News 
Rat’s Ass Review
Rise Up Review
The Good Men Project 


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  1. Thanks for this wealth of poetry knowledge, Trish! (And also the fine poem about your trip to the Sistine Chapel.)

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