Poetry Now, a publication of the Sacramento Poetry Center, is accepting submissions for our Second quarter of 2018 issue. 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.

Stuart L Canton, Editor


In Summer in Sacramento, we head to the water, down to the river, and run on to the sea. Send us your poems about going to the water. It doesn't have to be the river, or the ocean, and it doesn't have to be summer; but drop us in the water, and let the water hold us down.

  • 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  • Unpublished work only.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  • Unpublished work only.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.
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