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. We no longer accept submissions via email (except for those who have disabilities) or post 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.