Poetry Now, a publication of the Sacramento Poetry Center, is no longer accepting submissions for our 2017 issues. If you would like to be considered for the first quarter of 2018, you may still submit. Poetry Now is an online publication that showcases and celebrates the work of Northern California poets and writers. 

To best determine what is most likely preferred for publication, kindly review current and archived submissions.

Thank you for considering Poetry Now.  We look forward to reading your work.

Editors

Allie Gove, Editor
Stuart L Canton, Assistant Editor

Sacramento has been changing a lot lately and it's going through some growing pains. Send us your poems dealing with the changes in our city, ranging from increased homelessness to a new kind of night life. Send us your artful considerations on the changing river city.
Poetry or Photography/Digital Art.
  • Type your name, address, phone number, email address, brief bio, and the title of your poem(s)/work on a cover page.
  • Please submit up to 3 poems at a time.
  • Unpublished work only.  No simultaneous submissions.  All rights revert to the author.
We do not distinguish between Tip Jar Submissions and our free, regular poetry submissions. The Tip Jar is simply a way for you to support us if you would like to and are able.

Type your name, address, phone number, email address, brief third person bio, and the title of your poem(s)/work on a cover page.

  • Please submit up to 3 poems at a time.
  • Unpublished work only.  No simultaneous submissions.  All rights revert to the author.
  • Please keep book reviews (of northern California poets) between 500 -1500 words.

  • Type your name, address, phone number, email address, brief bio, and the title of your photographic image on a cover page. 
  • Please send your work in jpeg format only.