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The New York Quarterly The New York Quarterly Foundation, Inc.

New York Quarterly seeks work that advances the magazine’s history of publishing an eclectic cross-section of contemporary American poetry since its founding by William Packard in 1969. NYQ looks for poems that offer fresh perspectives, a careful attention to craft, and that strive to be accessible to readers. We believe that poetry, especially work that locates itself outside the mainstream literary establishment, is an opportunity to advance social consciousness and should be experienced by all.

New York Quarterly wishes to provide a venue for poets to present their work merited solely upon the craft of a poem itself, not upon the credentials of the poet, regardless of the style or content, or of the poet’s religious affiliation, race/ethnicity, sex, class, nationality, age, education, or school of thought.

Our reading period is open on a rolling basis. We accept online submissions (3-5 poems per submission) through Submittable and Duosuma. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please promptly notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

General Poetry Submission Fee: usd $3.00


• We only publish poetry.

• We are open to submissions on a rolling basis year-round.

• Submit between 3 and 5 poems of any style or form in one document (.doc, .docx ONLY)

• AI generated material must cite the AI device used, location online, time and date of access and percent of material generated. It selected for publication, the author is responsible for any rights clearances and checking for plagiarism.

• Make sure that your poems have been proof-edited and appear exactly as you want.

• We do not require a cover letter, but you may enter a brief bio of 75 words or less. This will not be used for publication. If accepted, you will be given an account on NYQ Poets where you can maintain your online photo, bio, and more at your convenience.

• Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please inform us of any acceptance elsewhere immediately. In order to withdraw only select poems from your packet, please send us a note on the message function of Submittable.

• Previously published poems will not be considered. We consider poems to have been previously published if they have been selected for publication by an edited venue. This includes new versions of a previously published poem.

• Please wait 6 months between submissions.

• We ask for first world serial rights, after which we retain the right to include it in an anthology, and the right to maintain it indefinitely on our website. All other rights return to the author upon publication.

• We only accept submissions through Duosuma and Submittable. Unsolicited email submissions or submissions sent via the postal service will not be read.

• If you feel that you absolutely cannot afford the submission fee, please click here.

• Feel free to inquire about any submission response taking longer than 6 months; write to [email protected]

• Poems will appear online in one of our online issues of our choice. It will also appear in a printed annual issue, collecting all 4 issues for that year.

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