Poetry Submission Guidelines
The Nation welcomes unsolicited poetry submissions. You may send up to three poems at a time, but no more than 6 poems a year. No simultaneous submissions, or previously published works, please. Submissions are not accepted from June 1 to September 15.
We are now accepting submissions via Submission Manager. If you are a writer whose disability makes it unwieldy, difficult or impossible to use Submissions Manager, you may send us your work through our gmail account, nationpoetryaccess at gmail dot com. We are unfortunately unable to consider submissions sent through physical mail.” We will respond to your submission in 3-4 months. Our submission manager system keeps the process reliable, so if it says your piece is “received,” it is still under consideration. (Please, only submit poems. Nonfiction or fiction prose work will not be accepted.)