Poetry


phati’tude Literary Magazine welcomes the submission of poetry because it is the cornerstone of what we do.

We are always looking for new poets, quickened language, and poems that offer a new purchase on the political or social landscape. We are open to a wide range of forms and styles in contemporary poetry that have some literary depth but aren’t boring; that are unusual yet readable; and that balance inventiveness with traditional structures. We like serious works, as well as poems with wit and humor that do not collapse into pure silliness. We are especially interested in works that explore the human condition of diverse perspectives and backgrounds from imaginative and unconventional writers.

While we will consider all forms and styles, you should know poems that follow a standard rhyme scheme will be a hard sell. Many wonderful rhyming poems have been written, but the editors at PLM have seen too much doggerel verse, and this has admittedly soured us toward rhymes. No hate/racist work, no excessive cursing, cutesy, religious or greeting card stuff. We’re not big fans of love poems, and unless it is extremely well-written, please do not send. Translations are welcome if permission has been granted by the copyright holder.

We invite poets to submit up to 5 poems for consideration. Please refrain from submitting an opus and take time to familiarize yourself with PLM before sending us work, which is available for sale at Amazon.com. Also, double check our Open Call Submission to make sure that your poems fit within the scope of a particular theme.

Refer to our Submission Guidelines and Open Call Submission for further information.

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