This is the page to submit your poetry to The New Quarterly! We print free verse, ballad, sonnet, epic, and prose poems, and there’s no need to rhyme unless you want to. TNQ is a generalist magazine, interested in work in a wide variety of formal and stylistic modes. Freshness of style, subject matter, perspective is something we look for. Pick up an issue to get an idea of our tastes. More information can be found below, as well as the place to begin your submission, but don’t procrastinate as we can only accept 120 submissions per issue.
If you are looking for more places to submit to The New Quarterly, consider entering your poetry to the annual Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest, for poems written in response to an existing occasion, or that make an occasion of something ordinary.
We are currently accepting submissions for the upcoming reading period.
- Poetry – $50 per piece
- Plus a complimentary copy and a special contributor subscription rate.
Regular Submission Formatting
- Indicate stanza breaks in poetry.
- Online submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. Mail-in submissions should be typed and single-sided.
- Include a word count at the end of your work.
- Include page numbers on prose or multi-page poems.
- Include your name on every page.
- We will accept one piece per author, per genre, per calendar year. Contest submissions do not count towards this total.
- We will accept no more than 3 poems per submission.
- Do not include footnotes or Works Cited in your submission. If notes or references are central to your project, try to sort out attribution issues before submitting, or in conversation with TNQ editors.
- If you are submitting via post, fill out and print our submission cover sheet. Attach it to the front of your submission.