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.

Photo by Colby Thomas

September/October 2018

Theme: "Fall"

Deadline: August 6, 2018

Photo by Greg Rakozy

November/December 2018

Theme: "First Snow"

Deadline: September 1, 2018

By Tory Morrison


January/February 2019

Theme: "Inversion"

Deadline: November 1, 2018

By Kevin Ngo

March/April 2019

Theme: "Creeks and Rivers"

Deadline: January 1, 2019

By Nathaniel Foong

May/June 2019

Theme: "Railroad"

Deadline: March 1, 2019

By Chris An

July/August 2019

Theme: "Independence"

Deadline: May 1, 2019


By Dietmar Reichle

September/October 2019

Theme: "Harvest"

Deadline: July 1, 2019


By Austen Diamond

November/December 2019

Theme: "Holidays"

Deadline: September 1, 2019

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.