We seek to publish all types of well-crafted poems which go beyond description, and resonate with rich language, clear images and a voice. Streetlight Magazine welcomes work by both emerging and established poets. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your poetry is accepted elsewhere. Send us 3-5 unpublished poems in a single document.  A cover letter is not necessary, but please include with your submission a 2-3 sentence biographical note that will be used if your work is accepted.


  • By submitting your work, you grant Streetlight Magazine first North American print and electronic publication rights and guarantee that the submission is your own, original writing. All rights return to the author after publication.
  • If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice of the first printing appearing in Streetlight.
  • All accepted entries will be published in the Streetlight annual anthology.
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