Poetry is included in our monthly online issues as well as forthcoming print issues, and we intend to publish a yearly Best Of Flypaper Poetry Anthology. We accept only previously unpublished work (including on personal sites or blogs- please remove anything you intend to submit prior to submission), and do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Submissions should be up to five poems in a single Word document, with each poem beginning on a new page. We are not looking for any specific kind of poetry, but we do aim to give a platform to underrepresented groups in the larger literary community and show preference to Ohians.

Upon acceptance, Flypaper Magazine acquires first-time publication rights and the right to reprint in print and electronic formats. Following publication, all other rights revert back to the writer and the work may be reprinted elsewhere (we only ask that you give acknowledgment of its initial publication in Flypaper).

Writers will be compensated $25 per poem for each PRINT publication and if your work is reprinted in the yearly "Best Of" edition you will receive additional compensation (up to $250 depending on your contribution to the anthology). Payments will be made via Paypal or other cash apps.

Flypaper Magazine also nominates for the Pushcart Prize.

Ever submit a poem you thought was the best thing you've ever written, but then have it denied and wondered why? Or had it accepted and wanted to know what about the poem made it admirable, so you could try and replicate it in future works? Wonder no longer! Submit up to 5 poems, each one on a new page, and not only will we get back to you within a week but we'll also provide feedback on your work: why it was accepted/rejected, ways to improve, impressions of the work, polite recommendations, etc.
$5.00
Up to 5 poems, each poem on a new page, with a cover letter and short bio (2-4 sentences) included.

This submission option moves your submission to the top of our reading pile- we try to get back in about a week!
Up to 5 poems, each poem on a new page, with a cover letter and short bio (2-4 sentences) included- feel free to add the bio onto the end of your cover letter.

This is where poets/writers not from Ohio or members of underrepresented communities submit. We would like to stress that we strive to publish Very Good Poetry, and will publish writers of any demographic but we attempt to give local and underrepresented writers a platform to further their work, that being said- if your work is good, we want to publish it!

Note: It may be wise to read through a previous issue to get a feel for what we usually publish, and it would be super rad if you mention a poem you liked in your cover letter.
http://flypapermagazine.com/
Up to 5 poems, each poem on a new page, with a cover letter and short bio (2-4 sentences) included-the cover letter need not be long, just a chance for you to indicate your relationship to Ohio, or mention why you feel your community is underrepresented in the literary world- we want to make sure we strive to have equal representation and that we support our own.

Poets/writers from Ohio and members of underrepresented groups (like PoC, LGBTQ+, etc.) do not pay a submission fee. If we have solicited your work use this portal as well, for all other submissions- use the submit option with the reading fee.

Note: It may be wise to read through a previous issue to get a feel for what we usually publish, and it would be super rad if you mention a poem you liked in your cover letter.
http://flypapermagazine.com/