Submission Guidelines

Progressive Poetics reads submissions year round and considers poems on political or social themes only.

We publish online only. However, any poem we accept for Progressive Poetics may also be incliuded in our sister publication, Good Works Review, an annual print magazine. Acceptance here does not guarantee inclusion in GWR.

Please send work you are proud of, carefully crafted and polished. We do not consider mere diatribes, rants, or work without literary merit.

We consider simultaneous submissions provided that you notify us immediately if any works from your submission are accepted elsewhere.

We also consider previously published work provided that you own the rights and that the work is not currently posted on a website or personal blog. When submitting work for reprint, be sure to indicate where and when the work was previously published..

Submit no more than six poems and wait until we have responded before submitting again.

Submit a single document via our online form or email with attachment to The document file must be n one of the following formats: Word (DOC or DOCX), Rich Text Format (RTF), or Open Office (ODT).

Please do not query the status of your submission unless it is past 90 days.

We cannot offer payment at this time.

Contributors to Progressive Poetics have the option of submitting videos in which they read or perform their writings published on this website. These videos will be available on our website as well as our YouTube channel. Please send YouTube-compatible videos. Each should be in a separate file and should not include any work not published or accepted here. Videos may be uploaded via our submission form provided the file size does not exceed four megabytes, or you may email a link to existing videos already online (e.g., at YouTube). Contributions to the media library are strictly voluntary and are not required for publication.

We look forward to reading your work.

 (via online form)

or email to