5344 S.E. 39th Ave.
Portland OR 97202


Editor: Lisa M Steinman & Jim Shugrue, Co-Editors
Email address:

About The Publication:

“A perfect-bound annual poetry magazine. We feature a range of kinds of poetry, although light verse is far less likely to be accepted.” Warmly welcomes new writers. Circ. 350. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1-4 months.
PAYS: $20/poem

Current Needs:

“Seriously good poetry is what we always need.” Pays $20 per poem. No length limits “although we rarely publish poems over three single-spaced pages.” Submit 3-6 poems by mail with SASE.

NOTE: This publication awards four annual prizes each for a poem that appeared in the previous issue: the Vern Rutsala Award of $1.000; the Vi Gale Award of $500; the Kenneth O. Hanson Award of $200; and the Stout Award of $175.

” Pays $20 per poem. No length limits “



“We do not publish books or whole mss. We only consider poetry submissions sent by regular post, not email, and we do not consider simultaneous or multiple submissions. Those who have not read our guidelines–available by mail or on-line or in copies of the magazine–stand out, and not in a positive way. We also tend to dislike cover letters that ‘explain’ the poems submitted, although brief cover letters or brief bios are fine.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes