Resources for Poets

Our goal is to help poets in the Iowa City area know where to turn for practical resources for life, publishing, and professional development.


Poetry Consultations

Professional Development

Coming 2021-2022

  • Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey webinar on promotion for spoken word poets 
  • Micky Bayonne webinar on the foundations of a poetry project

Where to Submit

National Poetry Submission Guides

Iowa and Iowa Affiliated Journals Publishing Poetry

  • 91st Meridian - An online publication of the Internatinoal Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
  • Backchannels - A quarterly literary and art journal that invites artists and writers to submit original English language work for consideration for publication.
  • Bilingual/Borderless - A literary blog that is bilingual, binational, and borderless
  • Black Art; Real Stories - Literary magazine based in Iowa City providing a safe space for minority voices.
  • Black Poetry Review - Poetry by poets of the Black diaspora.
  • Brink - An in-print literary journal dedicated to publishing hybrid, cross-genre work of both emerging and established creatives who often reside outside traditional artistic disciplines.
  • Cedar Valley Divide - Kirkwood Community College's Art & Literary Magazine.
  • Coe Review - A bi-annual experimental literary magazine edited exclusively by Coe College students and published by the Coe Student Senate.
  • The Daily Palette - From Intermedia and the Virtual Writing University Expermental Wing, a project to heighten appreciation of the arts and literature by highlighting the efforts of Iowa-identified artists and writers.
  • draft: The Journal of Process - A new educational literary journal which features stories, drafts, and interviews about the writing process.
  • earthwords - The undergraduate literary review at The University of Iowa.
  • The Examined Life - A literary journal produced by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine that publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction related to health and the human condition.
  • exchanges - A journal of literary translation.
  • Fools Magazine - a semiannual print magazine and digital publication founded at the University of Iowa
  • The Grinnell Review - The bi-annual literary and arts magazine of Grinnell College.
  • Guest House - A panopy of modern writing.
  • Ink Lit - The new undergraduate literary journal published by the Iowa Writers Living-Learning Community at the University of Iowa.
  • Iowa Literaria - La revista web del programa MFA en Escritura Creativa del Departamento de Español y Portugués de la Universidad de Iowa.
  • The Iowa Review
  • Open Field - Cornell College's annual literary magazine.
  • Paha Review - Mount Mercy’s annual magazine that features art, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction - all by Mount Mercy students
  • Petri Press - A venue for frequent poems and occasional chapbooks based in Iowa City.
  • Poetry in Public - Celebrates Iowa City’s rich literary tradition and local writing talent by displaying poems by writers of all ages in city buses, downtown kiosks, Iowa City Recreation buildings and other public facilities.
  • Prompt Press - An online to print journal for visual art inspired by writing and writing inspired by visual art.
  • Whitman Web - Weekly installments of Whitman's "Song of Myself," in twelve languages, with commentaries and questions.

Iowa and Iowa Affiliated Presses Publishing Poetry Books or Chapbooks

  • Autumn Hill Books - World literature from the Heart of America.
  • Canarium Books - An independent press dedicated to publishing poetry by established and emerging authors from the United States and abroad.
  • The Catenary Press - Dedicated to designing and constructing handmade chapbooks.
  • Center for the Book - Book arts at the University of Iowa.
  • Ice Cube Press - Iowa Bookseller of Heartland Living and Experiences since 1993.
  • Iowa City Press Co-op - PS1's community-access print and book arts studio, offering studio access and education in intaglio, relief, silkscreen, letterpress, and book arts.
  • Iowa Poetry Association - Publishes Lyrical Iowa, an annual anthology with poems chosen from the Lyrical Iowa Competition.
  • Midwest Writing Center Press - A non-profit resource for readers and writers alike, established in 2009 as the publishing arm of the Midwest Writing Center.
  • Prompt Press - An online to print journal for visual art inspired by writing and writing inspired by visual art
  • Rescue Press - Publishes work by activists, artists, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, list-makers, philosophers, poets, scientists, writers, and creative thinkers of all kinds.
  • University of Iowa Press

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