By&By reads year-round. Above all, we are interested in publishing poets who are serious about their work. Quite simply, we want your best.
We welcome poems of any form, length, or style, but please limit submissions to five poems at a time. Please include a cover letter and short bio with your submission; we do read them. We would love to know why you’ve selected these poems for By&By.
By&By asks for First North American Rights to publish. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the poet. Please, however, grant us online archival rights, and credit By&By Poetry in any further publications of the selected work. If you receive a rejection letter, we ask that you kindly wait a few months before your next submission (unless we specifically request that you submit for the next issue). Currently, we are unable to pay the poets we publish.
We aim for a speedy seven day turnaround time. If we haven’t reached out to you within a month, feel free to gently prod us into action via Submittable.