A Note from Poetry Editor Rebecca Irene:
The Maine Review’s poetry team seeks work with musicality & fierceness, craft & cunning. We want lines that gut-punch, or caress, but always return to haunt. Authenticity & urgency are valued here. Hateful, phobic language is not. Some of the poets that quicken our blood—Lynda Hull, Claudia Rankine, Robert Lowell, Sharon Olds, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Franny Choi, Jericho Brown, Joseph O. Legaspi, Kaveh Akbar, Danez Smith, Anne Sexton, Ilya Kaminsky, Heather McHugh, Joy Harjo, & Valzhyna Mort. We look forward to reading your poems.
*Please read our General Guidelines before submitting.* We do not accept multiple submissions.*
Poetry Formatting Guidelines:
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Single-spaced (or as you would like your poem to appear online)
- Pages numbered
- Maximum 3 poems, no more than 5 pages in total
Payment:Poets will receive a $25 honorarium per published poem.