Empty House Press

A new journal, Empty House Press encourages: “…broad interpretations of what the idea or image of an empty house might evoke.” Submit up to 3 poems in a single document. Full details here.

Ninth Letter

Published twice-yearly as a print journal by the University of Illinois, Ninth Letter is accepting poetry submissions until 28 February 2020. (It looks like there may be an annual submissions window of 1 Sept to 28 Feb.) Read full guidelines.


A web magazine that publishes biannually, Shenandoah‘s editor is supported by students at Washington and Lee University’s English Department. From the website: “We will accept POETRY submissions from November 15 to December 15. We will also accept submissions in the same window for the GRAYBEAL-GOWEN PRIZE FOR VIRGINIA POETS, which was established to honor the memory of Washington and Lee graduate and lover of poetry, Howerton Gowen. Poets living in or born in Virginia, as well as those with long-term residency in the past, are eligible.” The editors stop accepting submissions once they receive 800, so submit sooner, rather than later. Full info here.

Bayou Magazine

Literary journal of the University of New Orleans, published biannually. Submit up to 5 poems in a single file via Submittable. The editors review submissions from 1 September to 1 May each year. Other forms of creative writing are also accepted. Read the full guidelines before submitting.