Where to submit formal verse


Most editors are happy to answer questions regarding submissions. If a lit mag seems like a good fit for your work and it happens to be a specific form, such as rhyming, blank verse, villanelle, sonnet, pantoum, light verse, etc. contact them via email or on other social media to ask if they are open to such forms. If you receive a response and can share it with me here, I'll note it for others in the future.

Most of the listings below have accepted specific form work and/or claim that they will and have no or very low submission fees ($3 or less). All accept electronic submissions. They are listed alphabetically; some are currently accepting submissions, some are temporarily closed. I've also included whether or not it is a paying market and a link to their Duotrope page, which will allow you to track deadlines if you currently subscribe to Duotrope.

Lit Mag Payment Forms Duotrope Link
32 Poems $25 Short poems (32 lines or less), lyric https://duotrope.com/listing/716
Able Muse Contributor Copy Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/3469
Angle None Most forms, including: Invented/Nonce form, Metrical, Rhyming. https://duotrope.com/listing/7303
Anima Free issue Both free and formal poems are welcome. https://duotrope.com/listing/16655
Antiphon None Most forms, including: Free verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/6331
Architrave Press None Most forms, including: Blank verse, Cinquain, Formal verse, Free verse, Ghazal, Haiku (or related), Invented/Nonce form, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Narrative poetry, Pantoum, Prose poetry, Short poetry, Sonnet, Villanelle https://duotrope.com/listing/6532
Atavic Poetry None Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/13892
Asses of Parnassus None Short, witty, formal poems. https://duotrope.com/listing/18087
Better Than Starbucks Free PDF or eBook Formal and all other forms https://duotrope.com/listing/21446/better-than-starbucks
Christian Century Unknown Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Short poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/1576
Epiphany None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/1751
Fib Review None Hybrid form, Invented/Nonce form, Long poetry, Metrical, Short poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/3787
Goblin Fruit $2.50 – $5 Most forms, including: Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/549
Hopkins Review Unknown Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/3739
IthacaLit None Most forms, no prose poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/6726
Lavender Review None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/5351
Lighten Up OnLine None Light formal verse https://duotrope.com/listing/2770
Lunch Ticket None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/7376
Measure None Formal verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/779
Mezzo Cammin None Formal verse https://duotrope.com/listing/1165
Mythic Delirium  $5 Most forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/269
Ottawa Arts Review None Most forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Long poetry, Metrical, Prose poetry, Visual poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/4277
Oxford Poetry Unknown Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/10349
PN Review Unknown Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/1162
Poetry Porch None Most forms, sonnets https://duotrope.com/listing/18628
Post Road None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/585
Prelude None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/16889
Raintown Review None Blank verse, Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming, Sonnet, Villanelle https://duotrope.com/listing/1089
Rat’s Ass Review  None Most forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/3621
Rattle $25 – $50 Formal verse, Free verse, Long poetry, Short poetry, Sonnet, Villanelle, Visual poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/1020
Road Not Taken None Formal verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/2948
Rotary Dial None Blank verse, Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/11817
ShatterColors Literary Review None Formal verse, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Narrative poetry, Rhyming, Sonnet https://duotrope.com/listing/958
Shenandoah Unknown Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/435
Sliptongue  None Ballad, Formal verse, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Narrative poetry, Rhyming, Sonnet https://duotrope.com/listing/959
Snakeskin None Open to all/most Forms. https://duotrope.com/listing/1303
Society of Classical Poets Journal None Formal verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/14269
SOUND Literary Magazine None Most forms, including: Lyric poetry, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/13577
Southern Women’s Review None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/3524
String Poet None Most forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Free verse, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/6119
Tahoma Literary Review $25 – $50 Most forms, including: Lyric poetry, Narrative poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/14198
Think Journal None Most forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Invented/Nonce form, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/3435
Thrush None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/6267
Typoetic.us None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/17303
Unsettling Wonder  $10 Most forms, including: Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/8869
Unsplendid None Ballad, Blank verse, Formal verse, Ghazal, Invented/Nonce form, Pantoum, Rondeau, Sestina, Sonnet, Tanka, Villanell https://duotrope.com/listing/2056
Visions International None Most forms Not listed
Valparaiso Poetry Review None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/1312
Verse-Virtual None Most forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/14551
Virginia Quarterly Review Print mag $200 Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/137
WestWard Quarterly None Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/3329
Whistling Shade None Most forms, including: Lyric poetry, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/559
Wisdom Crieth $25 – $100 Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/7247

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