We're excited that you're interested in submitting your poetry to Utah Life Magazine. Every issue, we publish a collection of poems that highlight a certain theme. Stay up to date on our poetry themes by subscribing to our magazine. See the information below to discover themes we will publish in the near future. Deadlines for each theme are several months before we publish the poems associated with it, so pay special attention to the submission deadlines. When you are ready to send us your poem, please fill out the poetry submission form.

January/February  2020

Theme: "Love/Romance"

Deadline: November 1, 2019


March/April  2020

Theme: "The winter/Spring face-off"

Deadline: January 1, 2020


May/June  2020

Theme: "Butterflies and flowers"

Deadline: March 1, 2020


July/August  2020

Theme: "Dog days of summer"

Deadline: May 1, 2020


September/October  2020

Theme: "Back to School/New School Year"

Deadline: July 1, 2020


November/December  2020

Theme: "Winter in SLC"

Deadline: September 1, 2020


Poetry instructions

We look for poems that reveal the many facets of life in Utah. We don’t have a limit on style or number of lines (though poems usually range between three and twenty lines). There is also no limit to the number of poems per submission. Poems are printed to coincide with a theme announced in previous issues. Original work is preferred, though occasionally work published previously in anthologies, books or other sources may be considered. Poems may be submitted through our poetry submission form, preferably as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF file attachment so that the editor can see the poet’s preferred formatting. We'll often hold poems for possible future use and as such don't often send formal "rejection" letters. If you'd like to withdraw a poem previously submitted, please email editor@utahlifemag.com. Published poets are sent a complimentary copy of the magazine showcasing their work.