Poets Reading the News is the groundbreaking literary journal for original poetry about current events. Launched in 2016 in Oakland, California, our publication provides breaking poetic-journalism coverage on a diverse range of critical contemporary issues - from gun violence to the Trump presidency, technology to #MeToo, Black Lives Matter to climate change. We also host workshops and events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We are open to submissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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We have an ongoing open call for poetry about current events. Topics of interest include but are not limited to politics, technology, climate change, world events, obituaries, gun violence, race, gender, immigration and cultural coverage.
Before you submit, please review our submission guidelines.
One submission may be under review at a time; each submission can include up to three (3) poems.
We particularly encourage writers of color, women writers, LGBTGI+ writers, emergent writers, and writers near and far to submit their work.
Poets Reading the News is the groundbreaking digital news platform for original poetry about current events - we call it journalism in verse. Launched in 2016 from our Oakland headquarters, our publication has provided breaking poetic-journalistic coverage on a diverse range of critical contemporary issues - from gun violence to the Trump presidency, technology to #MeToo, Black Lives Matter to climate change. Visit our journal at www.poetsreadingthenews.com.
Thank you so much for sharing your writing with us. We look forward to reading your poetry!