Submit to Our Journal


We encourage all members to submit work for consideration. General poetry submissions should be emailed to as Microsoft Word documents in Times New Roman 12 pt. font – ONE poem per file. Files must include:

  • Name as you’d like it to appear
  • Name on your membership (if different)
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Your website, blog, or other social media site (if applicable)
  • A short bio (25 words or less)
  • Title (or denote as “untitled”)
  • Poem that has never been previously published

Note: Please do not place anything in all-caps in your file as we will have to retype it during the layout process.

General Submission Deadlines:
Please send in your poems whenever you have something to share.
We will respond to your submission in 6 months or less.

Please see the “Submit” page of The Poets’ Touchstone blog for a list of all the special calls for submission that we have open, as well as complete details on how to submit work for them.

If for any reason you cannot upload a submission, please print a copy and include a cover letter that contains all the information listed above. You may then mail your submission to:

JS Graustein, TPT Editor
79 Tracy Way
Meredith, NH 03253


Submissions to our prompt-based Editor’s Challenge is open to everyone. Non-member poems are published online. Details may be found on the “Editor’s Challenge” page of The Poets’ Touchstone blog. We will post in the TPT newsfeed when the next prompt goes live.


Attention students in 6th-12th grade: If you create poetry and live in New Hampshire, we’d love to read what you’re writing:-) Submissions through the form on the “Student Poets” page of The Poets’ Touchstone blog will be considered on a rolling basis. Please submit only one poem at a time and wait until you’ve heard from us about whether or not it will be included in The Poets’ Touchstone before sending in another. If you do not have your own email address, please ask an adult you trust to be your point of contact through their email. If your poem is selected for publication to our print journal, we will need your postal address so that we can mail you a copy.

Rights for All Submissions

All rights revert to authors upon publication, but if you do resubmit elsewhere, please credit The Poets’ Touchstone.

Questions? Please email the editors: