Theme: From the spiritual to the sacred

Our editors seek works that courageously acknowledge, challenge and celebrate modern life, while embracing spirituality and exploring the divine, regardless of cultural or religious background. We look for accessible poems that infuse fresh perspectives into age-old traditions and address the pressing issues of our time through a lens of faith. Our evaluation is based on the writer's mastery of language, capacity to captivate readers, and depth of meaning. Poetica Magazine is a globally inclusive literary publication that is freely accessible to all. We take pride in publishing original works by writers from diverse backgrounds, who delve into the complexities of the human experience and our relationship with the divine.

Poetica Magazine is committed to publishing literary works of exceptional merit from both established and emerging writers. As part of our mission to expand our platform and offer more opportunities for writers to showcase their work, we invite you to support us by donating in honor or memory of a loved one. When donating, please include your contact information so that we can properly acknowledge your contribution.

ISSN: 1541-1923 (2002 - 2023)

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

  • Please submit one poem, wait for our reply, and present new works.
  • Do not include any identification in submitted documents, as these readings will be blind.
  • We are only interested in poetry; the editors will not consider all others.
  • Use Times New Roman #11 - single space (we do not reject for incorrect format).
  • We cannot accept corrections after submission, withdraw and resubmit the correct version. 
  • We do not consider translations and previously published works in print and e-editions.
  • We often reply within a day and up to two months and carefully consider each submission.
  • The selecting editors will acknowledge each submission.

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:
March 1st - August 31

Submission Fee:

$3.00 per submission

Selecting Editors:

Michal Mahgerefteh
Sofia M. Starnes

Monthly featured poem/s

Selected poems will be shared with our 3K newsletter subscribers.


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


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


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

Print Edition

If funds are available, selected works from the eEdition will be published in print (November).

Pushcart Prize Nominations: 

The editor will nominate up to six works from the works included in this edition. 

Social media promotion:

All published poems will be promoted on our Instagram page, join us @PoeticaPublishing 


The 2023 print edition is looking for sponsors, please contact the managing editor for more information. 

Thank you!
Poetica Magazine
The Editors

Our editorial team comprises friendly, experienced, and highly skilled professionals who work collaboratively with authors to design and publish their manuscripts. We offer a diverse range of publishing options to cater to the specific needs and preferences of our clients. Our paper quality options include 100% recycled paper, off-white, or all-white paper, and we offer three book sizes to choose from. We also provide services such as hard copy manuscript conversion to digital files, copy editing, and proofreading to ensure the quality and accuracy of the final manuscript. We specialize in perfect binding and full-color cover design and offer FREE publicity and an author's website to promote purchases and generate buzz about our clients' published work. Our services also include manuscript registration (ISBN# and Bar Code) and the provision of one FREE copy for review and approval before print. We understand that self-promotion can be a challenging task, so we offer additional services to our clients to help them market their work to the right audience. As an independent publishing company, we believe that authors should retain all rights and royalties to their work. Our commitment to providing high-quality, affordable services to our clients ensures that their publishing experience is both rewarding and fulfilling. *The editors carefully review each manuscript and present a publishing recommendation to the managing editor.

Submit your manuscript for consideration!

Thank you,

Michal Mahgerefteh

Managing Editor

Poetica Publishing