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, contemporary Hebrew Poetry as well as Red State Poetry. We regularly review contemporary poetry and poetry translations. All issues include new poetry in English.  

Our recent contributors have included Forrest Gander, Kelsi Vanada, Carrie Noland, Anne Boyer, Alice Notley, Alicia Ostriker, Bernadette Meyer, Javier Etchevarren (Uruguay), Camila Charry Noreiga (Colombia), Andrea Cote-Botero (Colombia), Ken-ichi Saso (Japan), 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 (Palestinian), Lyn Hejinian, Fady Joudah, Li Hao (Chinese), and Michael Goldman.

Specific questions can be addressed to our Editors, Shoshana Olidort (, Lorenzo Bartolucci ( and Melih Levi (

Please do not send material that has been previously published.  Please send only one submission per category per issue. 

Our submission cycle for 2019 has closed. Please check back in June 2020 for new calls for submission.