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Poetica Magazine
Submission Guidelines

Theme: From the spiritual to the sacred


Our editors seek works that courageously acknowledge, challenge and celebrate modern life, while embracing spirituality and exploring the divine, regardless of cultural or religious background.


We look for accessible poems that infuse fresh perspectives into age-old traditions and address the pressing issues of our time through a lens of faith. Our evaluation is based on the writer's mastery of language, capacity to captivate readers, and depth of meaning.


Poetica Magazine is a globally inclusive literary publication that is freely accessible to all. We take pride in publishing original works by writers from diverse backgrounds, who delve into the complexities of the human experience and our relationship with the divine. Poetica Magazine is committed to publishing literary works of exceptional merit from both established and emerging writers.


As part of our mission to expand our platform and offer more opportunities for writers to showcase their work, we invite you to support us by donating in honor or memory of a loved one. When donating, please include your contact information so that we can properly acknowledge your contribution.


ISSN: 1541-1923 (2002 - 2023)


We consider an unlimited number of submissions by a single writer.

  • Please submit one poem, wait for our reply, and present new works.

  • Do not include any identification in submitted documents, as these readings will be blind.

  • We are only interested in poetry; the editors will not consider all others.

  • Use Times New Roman #11 - single space (we do not reject for incorrect format).

  • We cannot accept corrections after submission, withdraw and resubmit the correct version.

  • We do not consider translations and previously published works in print and e-editions.

  • We often reply within a day and up to two months and carefully consider each submission.

  • The selecting editors will acknowledge each submission.

Important note about poetry format: As an online magazine, the majority of our readers read from devices and we have found that unusual spacing doesn't translate from desktop to device.


Submissions Considered:

March 1st - August 31


Submission Fee:

$3.00 per submission


Selecting Editors:

Michal Mahgerefteh 

Visiting editors TBD

Weekly featured poems:

All accepted poems will be shared

with our 5K newsletter subscribers

and on our 11K social media followers
Instagram @PoeticapPublishing



At this time, we are unable to publish
the works on our website as it is currently
integrating with a new server and the website
will be down until further notice. 



By submitting, writers give Poetica Magazine permission

to publish works in print, eEdition, and newsletters. 



Retain all rights, if the work is reprinted - please note

Poetica Magazine as the original publication.


Print Edition:

If funds are available, selected works from the eEdition will be published in print (November).


Pushcart Prize Nominations:

The editor will nominate up to six works from the works included in this edition.



The 2024 print edition is looking for sponsors,

please contact the managing editor for more information.


Thank you!

Michal Mahgerefteh
Managing Editor

Poetica Magazine 

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