If you wish to submit your poetry for consideration in our magazine, please use this form below to send us your best poems. The finest poetry will be published on our website and in our print and digital magazine.

The NY Literary Magazine publishes 3 main Issues a year; namely in April, August, and December. Occasionally when we run special poetry contests, we may publish additional Anthologies.

Our literary magazine also runs poetry contests and competitions. Visit the contests page for information about current and upcoming contests.

Submission period is currently open! Scroll down the page for the submission form.

Poetry Submission Guidelines

  • Please use the form below to submit your poems. We do not accept submissions via email or mail.
  • We accept multiple submissions from each writer.
    Please send in each poem as a separate form submission.
  • We accept submissions from writers of any age and nationality.
  • You do not need to have any writing credentials. The quality of your writing is the only thing that matters to us.
  • Previous NY Literary Magazine poetry contest winners are NOT eligible to win again during the same year.
    However, all previously published poets and contest winners may submit new poems for consideration at any time.
  • We do not accept extremely short poems. Please submit only poems that are minimum 10 lines long.
  • If your poem is accepted for publication elsewhere after you submitted it to us, please let us know immediately!
  • If your poem has spelling mistakes or grammatical errors it will be trashed at once.
    Please use a spell checker or the free Grammarly browser add-on to correct spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

Before sending in your submission, we recommend that you read this article by one of our Editors “9 Worst Mistakes that will Get your Submissions Trashed at Once“.

Due to the COPPA regulations, we can only accept submissions from poets who at least 13 years old. If you are younger than 13, please have your parent or legal guardian submit your poetry for you.

Please be aware that due to the overwhelming quantity of submissions we receive, it may take us 2-6 months to read your poem and get back to you.

Thank you for considering the NY Literary Magazine!

Submit Your Poem

  • Please enter either your real name or a pen name.
  • Please enter your email address. Make sure it is entered CORRECTLY or we won't be able to contact you!
    We will never send you unsolicited promotional emails, spam you, nor sell your email address to anyone.
  • At the bottom of your poem please add the standard copyright notice, including the date you created your poem and your name. Example: (c) Copyright 2016 Amanda Grey
  • Please select a Genre for your poem. If your poem doesn't fit into any of the Genres, select "Other".
  • Here's where you can tell the world about yourself. (This may be published alongside your poem.)
    When did you start writing? Have you won any awards or been published in any magazines? What kind of poetry do you mainly write? How long have you been writing? What inspired you to write this poem?
    If you are a young teen writer you can mention your age if you want, as well as anything else you wish to share about yourself.
  • Add a new row
    (Optional) If you wish us to link to your Website, Facebook, Twitter or other social account media/writer's account.