Matter will be closed for submissions until Fall of 2023 at the earliest. Check back here to see when we open again.
Matter accepts submissions year round. Check out our “About” page to find our full mission statement. If you agree that poets have a duty to engage with political and social injustices through verse, and you’ve got some poems or essays that fit this description, send to our email address at mattermonthly (a) gmail dot com. Please put the word “Submission” in your subject line.
We do not accept previously published material, but we do accept simultaneous submissions. Send us an email right away if a poem gets taken somewhere else. We do not accept multiple submissions – please wait until you hear about a current submission before sending again. Response time should be between four and six months.
Send up to five poems or one essay at a time, all attached to one email. The subject line should say “Submission – Your Name”. Poems should be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf formats, and can be in one file or individually attached files. Cover letter should be in the body of the email including the titles of poems and a brief (<60 words) biographical statement.
For all manner of inquiries, please contact us at mattermonthly (a) gmail dot com
Poems on the way, doodlebugs!
dear MATTER, dear Virginia, we just got twined somehow on Linkedin—hadnt heard of you all before, but wondering if by chance you had known of my journal MATTER (poetry, esp. devoted to the poetics of information, the material) that ran for several years back in the 60s, and publisheda few books as well. It’s a wonderful name, in any case, and I’m glad someone is deploying it in our image-sick commonwealth.
Dear Editors – There’s a typo in the first line of the second paragraph, the word “accepted” in “We do not accepted previously published material …”