2022 Open Poetry eEdition


ISSN: 1541-1923

(2002 - 2022)


New guidelines - please review before submitting. 


We are interested in works that have the courage to acknowledge, challenge, and celebrate modern Jewish life beyond distinctions of secular and sacred. We like accessible works that find fresh meaning in old traditions that recognize the challenges of our generation. We evaluate works on several levels, including their skillful use of craft, their ability to hold interest, and layers of meaning. 


Poetica Magazine is an independent, international, free-access literary magazine dedicated to publishing the finest poetry by accomplished,  well-established authors - side by side - with fresh, emerging voices. We publish original works by Jewish and non-Jewish writers alike. Our magazine is open to all writers. 


  • We consider an unlimited number of submissions by a single writer.


  • Please submit one poem, wait for our reply, and submit again.


  • We cannot accept corrections after submission.


  • Please submit each poem in a separate file.


  • We are only interested in poetry; all others will not be considered.


  • Use Times New Roman #11 - single space.


  • We do not consider translations and/or previously published works in print and eEditions.


  • We often reply within a day and up to a month; we give careful consideration to all submissions.


  • All submissions will be acknowledged by the selecting editors.



Important note about poetry format:
As an online magazine, the majority of our readers read from devices and
we have found that unusual spacing doesn't translate from desktop to device.


Submissions Considered:
January 1st - October 31


Submission Fee:

The first 250 to submit is free

$3.00 after per poem


Selecting Editors:
Michal Mahgerefteh
Sofia Starnes
Alan Toltzis


Weekly featured poem: selected poems will be shared with our 5K newsletter subscribers

Publication: All accepted works will be published on the website with the author's bio and photo.

Rights: By submitting, writers give Poetica Magazine permission to publish works in print and eEdition.

Authors: Retain all rights, if the work is reprinted - please note Poetica Magazine as the original publication.

Print Edition: Selected Works from the eEdition will be published in the next print edition (November).

Holiday Editions: Join the email list to follow up with the occasional call for submissions.


If interested in sponsoring our next 2022 print edition, please contact the managing editor.



Thank you!

The Editors

Poetica Magazine



Writers included in this edition:


David Ad├Ęs, Valerie Bacharach, Richard Becker, Andrea Clark, Richard Devereux, Andrea Doll, Julie R. Enszer, Sorala Farkas, Ariel Friedman, Lucille Iscaro, DB Jonas, Kenneth Kapp, Herb Levine, Marty Levine, Miles Liss, Baruch November, Terri Paul, Steven Pelcman, Dana Robbins, Felicia Rose, Lois Rosen, Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld, Diane Rudov, Judith Skillman, P.E. Sloan, Eugene Stearns, Melisa (Misha) Cahnmann-Taylor, Florence Weinberger, Brian Yapko.


Managing Editor

Michal Mahgerefteh


Selecting Editors

David  Pravda / Sofia Stranes / Alan Toltiz


Cover Art

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ISSN: 1542-1923 / 2002 - 2022


Managing Editor

Michal Mahgerefteh


Selecting Editors

David King / Daniel Pravds / Sofia Stranes / Alan Toltiz



Poetica Publishing and Magazine