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!