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The Aurorean is an esteemed New England poetry journal published continuously since 1995. We routinely publish the biggest names in the small press alongside newer poets.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1995

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Poetry Closed

We seek your original poetry that is inspirational, meditational and regional (pertaining to the Northeast). Although these are our focus, we are open to subject matter as well as varied forms and style. We evaluate poetry on several levels including its skillful use of poetic craft; its ability to hold interest; its layers of meaning. We do not publish anything hateful, overly religious or vulgar. We use very few rhyming or love poems. We are especially interested in positiveness, recovery and nature, as well as haiku. We often need short poems.


Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.


Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.

General General
Poem PoemUp to 32 lines; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Formal verse, Free verse, Haiku (or related), Short poetry.


Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.


Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region).


No monetary payment to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.


Method: Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Last Updated: 16 Apr 2020
Date Added: 23 Jan 2007

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