Poetica Magazine

Poetica Magazine

From the spiritual to the sacred!

Selecting editors: Sofia M. Starnes and Michal Mahgerefteh

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

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

Pushcart Prize Nominations: The editors will nominate up to six poems from the 2023 collection. 

Art submission:

Poetica Magazine is currently accepting submissions from artists for the 2023 edition. Selected artists will have their work published on our website and be promoted to our subscriber base of 5K through a special newsletter announcement. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer financial compensation to the artists at this time. If you are interested in submitting your work, please send up to five images, along with your artist bio, for our consideration. Please note that due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we may not be able to publish all the artists who submit their work. Please submit the art by email: HERE

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

Questions: poeticapublishing@aol.com

Thank you!
Poetica Magazine
The Editors