5 literary journals that pay for poetry

Paying poetry markets may be dwindling, but plenty still exist if you know where to find them. Here are five publications that pay poets.

Literary journals that pay for poetry


Tahoma Literary Review

The Tahoma Literary Review stands out both for its commitment to paying contributors and editors as well as its feedback option, which is available for up to 100 poems per reading period. Send a maximum of six poems per reading period. 

Payment: $50/short poem; $125/longer poems (7+ pages)

Submission fee: $4

Notable quote from the submission guidelines: “Send us poems that show the deeper side of ordinary, the new or explosive word choice, ones that are monumental in rhythm or character, ones that are passionate in their message and conveyed with a mastery of the poetic image.”