Foundry publishes a range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer narratives. We are drawn to poems that feel as much as they think.

We are committed to inclusivity and warmly welcome submissions from marginalized voices. We will not consider work with sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or able-ist content.

Submit 3-5 original, previously unpublished poems through Submittable. All poems should be included in a single .DOC/.DOCX or PDF file with one poem per page (eight pages maximum). Enter a cover letter with a brief third-person bio in the space provided by Submittable. Please note that we do not publish translations.

We read year-round and publish new issues in March, June, September, and December. We strive to respond within sixty days but may take longer. Wait to query until four months have passed. Submissions are free, although we occasionally offer the option of making a small contribution and receiving an expedited response.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, just add a note in the Activity tab in Submittable. Likewise, if you make a mistake in your cover letter or packet, do not withdraw and resubmit; instead, leave a note in Submittable and we will open your submission for editing.

Please submit only once every three months. If you withdraw your entire submission, or if your submission is rejected, please wait a minimum of three months before submitting again. Submittable limits the number of submissions we can receive, so we try to stay open for as many people as possible before hitting our cap.

Foundry acquires First North American Serial rights and the right to archive your work online in perpetuity. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere, please mention that it first appeared in the journal. Past contributors should wait one year from the date of publication to submit again.

We pay $10 per poem via Venmo or Paypal shortly after publication. We also promote our authors on social media and submit nominations for prizes.

We look forward to reading your work!

Foundry publishes a range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer narratives. We are drawn to poems that feel as much as they think.


We are committed to inclusivity and warmly welcome submissions from marginalized voices. We will not consider work with sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or able-ist content.


Submit 3-5 original, previously unpublished poems through Submittable. All poems should be included in a single .DOC/.DOCX or PDF file with one poem per page (eight pages maximum). Enter a cover letter with a brief third-person bio in the space provided by Submittable. Please note that we do not publish translations.


We read year-round and publish new issues in March, June, September, and December. We strive to respond within sixty days but may take longer. Wait to query until four months have passed. Submissions are free, although we occasionally offer the option of making a small contribution and receiving an expedited response.


Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, just add a note in the Activity tab in Submittable. Likewise, if you make a mistake in your cover letter or packet, do not withdraw and resubmit; instead, leave a note in Submittable and we will open your submission for editing.


Please submit only once every three months. If you withdraw your entire submission, or if your submission is rejected, please wait a minimum of three months before submitting again. Submittable limits the number of submissions we can receive, so we try to stay open for as many people as possible before hitting our cap.


Foundry acquires First North American Serial rights and the right to archive your work online in perpetuity. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere, please mention that it first appeared in the journal. Past contributors should wait one year from the date of publication to submit again.


We pay $10 per poem via Venmo or Paypal shortly after publication. We also promote our authors on social media and submit nominations for prizes.


We look forward to reading your work!