Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes well-crafted free verse poetry. We especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice.
Please submit up to THREE previously unpublished poems as one file (.doc, .docx) via the Submittable link (top right-hand corner of our website). Include a brief bio in the cover note field.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If you need to withdraw submissions, please just add a “message” under the “activity” tab in Submittable. Please do not ask to EDIT submissions. If your work is accepted, you may make changes at that time.
We have retired our Quarterly Contests. We now offer one Editor’s Prize of $100 for each issue. All poems accepted for publication are eligible for this prize. No reading fee.
Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes quarterly. NEW Reading Periods
June 1– August 1 for Fall issue, published in September
September 1 — November 1 for Winter issue, published in December
December 1 — February 1 for Spring issue, published in March
March 1 — May 1 for Summer issue, published in June
Sheila-Na-Gig Under 30 (for poets age 30 and under) now publishes once annually. Reading Period: March 1 — July 1.
Each volume will usually contain 30 to 45 poets. Editors will select up to six poems yearly (drawn from all of our issues, not each issue) to nominate for the Pushcart Prize and/or The Best of the Net.
Sheila-Na-Gig online acquires First North American Serial Rights. All rights revert back to authors upon publication. If your work is later republished, please acknowledge Sheila-Na-Gig online in subsequent journals.