Submit to Arc

For over 40 years, Arc has been pub­lish­ing the best in con­tem­po­rary poetry. 

Poets who are living with disabilities and/or poets for whom English is difficult are welcome to reach out to Arc for assistance with the submission process, if necessary.

This assistance can pertain to: clarifying the submission guidelines, adding notes to and/or withdrawing submissions on Submittable, and formatting submissions to fit Arc‘s submission guidelines.

Please contact Managing Editor Chris Johnson at with a subject line “Arc Poetry Submission Assistance.”

Arc accepts unsolicited submissions from poets at all stages of their writing careers.

Calls for Submissions

Deadline July 1, 2024

At Home

For the Fall 2024 issue, Arc Poetry is looking for submissions around the theme of “Home.”

Deadline July 31, 2024

General Poetry Submissions

General Submissions are currently open!

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