Submissions must relate to Appalachia and to an upcoming theme.

Submit no more than five poems at a time.

Please be mindful of our deadlines (February 28th for the spring/summer issue; August 31st for the fall/winter issue).

Note: Though we prefer first publication rights on work, we do accept reprints and simultaneous submissions. You need to supply us with signed reprint permission and inform us of other publications considering the work. Acceptance and publication in another Appalachian-focused publication precludes its use in Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine .

Submission Procedure

Submissions are accepted as attached, electronically-mailed Word documents.  Include a brief statement of your work’s pertinence to the theme and to the region.

Include an email address, regular mailing address, and daytime phone number(s).

Email document to:

Once Your Work Has Been Accepted

Our editorial staff strives to protect the integrity of the work while insuring a finished product of which we can all be proud.

As a nonprofit, educational initiative, Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine offers a modest honorarium and complimentary copy of the issue in which the poet is published. Bylines are given, and we ask for a two-to-three sentences (maximum) writer bio.
Poetry must relate to the magazine theme for which you seek consideration..

We grant First NA (North American) Serial Rights. This means that after publication the rights revert to the author, who can then reprint the material so long as credit is given to Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine. For further questions about serial rights, please contact us.