Thank you for your interest in submitting poems to Hyperallergic! Please review the guidelines here before submitting:

We are open to all styles and forms of poetry, but the best way to get a sense of what we publish is to read the published poems on the website. Send your best work!

Please submit 3–5 poems as a single PDF or Word Document.

Include a brief biographical note with your submission (welcome but not required).

Due to our volume of submissions, please wait a minimum of three months before querying the status of your submission. We endeavor to respond to submissions much sooner, but if three months have passed you are welcome to follow up by emailing

If you need to withdraw either an entire submission or partial poems from a packet, please leave a note in Submittable. Do not send withdrawal requests to the email address.

Please note: Submissions sent via email will not be read, with the exception of submissions sent before the switchover on May 6th, 2019 to Submittable. Those submissions will still be considered in the order they were received.

We are a paying venue for poetry, and we are open for submissions year-round. We publish poems twice a month. Read our recent poems at