There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation is looking for original poetry and poetry in translation. An annual publication on all issues poetic, Mantis is housed at the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at Stanford University. It seeks work from talented poets, translators, and critics. Our scope is both local and international, and we've run features on the poetry of Greek Austerity, the Seattle-based poetry collaborative Re Drum, and the next generation of Chinese poets. We regularly review contemporary poetry and poetry translations. All issues include new poetry in English.  

Recent contributors included Alice Notley, Alicia Ostriker, Bernadette Meyer, Javier Etchevarren (Uruguay), Camila Charry Noreiga (Colombia), Andrea Cote-Botero (Colombia), Ken-ichi Saso (Japan), Sonata Paliulté (Lithuania), as well as new poetry from Macedonia by Afrodita Nikolova, Toni Popov, Svonko Taneski and more!

Past contributors included Ben Doller, Yoko Tawada (Japanese), John Felstiner, G.C. Waldrep, T.R. Hummer, Nonna Slepakova (Russian), Kim Simonsen (Faroese), H. L. Hix, Natalie Shapero, Ghassan Zaqtan (Palenstian), Lyn Hejinian, Fady Joudah, Li Hao (Chinese), and Michael Goldman.

We are no longer accepting submissions for our 2018 issue. Submissions for 2019 will open in June 2018. Specific questions can be addressed to our Poetry Editor, Shoshana Olidort (; our Translations Editor, Armen Davoudian (; our Reviews Editor, Luke Barnhardt (, or our Managing Editor, Luis Rodríguez Ríncon (