Spinning Jenny is an open forum for poetry. We are pleased to consider experimental writing and work by unpublished authors. However, writers are strongly encouraged to review a recent issue of the magazine before submitting their work.

Please send up to six poems for consideration. We prefer to receive no more than three submissions per writer per year, and generally cannot reply to more. We do not consider simultaneous submissions or material that has been previously published in any format. Note that we are not considering full-length manuscripts, fiction, or drama at this time.


New submissions are not being accepted at this time. Previously submitted submissions can be viewed and managed online at Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions via postal mail.


We make every effort to respond to all correspondence within 4 months. Because of the volume of mail we receive, we regret that it is not possible for us to provide comments on returned submissions, nor can we provide critiques.


Spinning Jenny does not charge reading fees. Payment to authors is made in complimentary contributor copies. The magazine is copyrighted; rights to individual pieces revert to the authors upon publication.