Mizmor L'David Anthology 


Poetica Magazine: Contemporary Jewish Writing


Editors are interested in works that have the courage to acknowledge, challenge, and celebrate modern Jewish life beyond distinctions of secular and sacred. We like accessible works that find fresh meaning in old traditions that recognize the challenges of our generation. We evaluate works on several levels, including their skillful use of craft, their ability to hold interest, and layers of meaning. Poetica Magazine is an independent, international, free-access literary magazine dedicated to publishing the finest poetry by accomplished,  well-established authors - side by side - with fresh, emerging voices. We publish original works by Jewish and non-Jewish writers alike.
ISSN: 1541-1923 
(2002 - 2021)

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

  • Please submit one poem, wait for our reply, and submit again.

  • Please submit each poem in a separate file.

  • We are only interested in poetry; all others will not be considered.

  • Use Times New Roman #11 - single space.

  • We cannot accept corrections after submission. 

  • We do not consider translations and/or previously published works in print and eEditions.

  • We often reply within a day and up to a month; we give careful consideration to all submissions.

  • All submissions will be acknowledged by the selecting editors.

Important note about poetry format:

As an on-line 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:
January 1st - October 31

No Submission Fee 

Selecting Editors:
Michal Mahgerefteh
Sofia Starnes
Alan Toltzis

Weekly featured poem: 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: Selected works from the eEdition will be published in the next print edition (November).

Holiday poems for the weekly newsletters: 

Join the email list to follow up with the occasional call for submissions, centered on a theme.

Previously published works will be considered for the newsletter, only

A special submission form will be created on our SUBMITTABLE page. 

Tip Jar

Please consider making a $3.00 donation with each submission via SUBMITTABLE. 

Your donation will help us cover for the reading process and for the e-publishing of the works on the website. 

The 2022 print edition is looking for sponsors, please contact the managing editor for more information. 

Thank you!
Poetica Magazine
The Editors