American Poetry Journal publishes work from diverse backgrounds and orientations, from new and established voices that include Dorianne Laux, Wendy Xu, Jeffrey Levine, Faylita Hicks, Chelsea Dingman, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Kelli Russell Agodon, and many others. We publish work that is committed, distinct and moving. 

We are pleased to begin reading for our Issue 18 Fall 2020 print edition, Winter 2020 &  Summer 2020 online editions, our Gods & Monsters Anthology Spring 2021, and chapbooks to begin publishing in 2020.

  

Introducing the American Poetry Journal Book Award and City of Asylum Residency.

Award Package

-Publication of Full-length Poetry Book by American Poetry Journal

-$500 Award

-1-4 week writing residency provided by City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, PA

-Travel to writing residency provided by City of Asylum 

(Family and pets may attend the residency with recipient at no cost for accommodation. Travel is funded only for recipient. Meals are not included, though residency space includes a full kitchen.)

Guidelines

Full-length poetry books are 48 or more pages not including front and back matter. Do not include name, bio, or other identifying information in the manuscript. Acknowledgements may be included in the manuscript but are not necessary.  Shortlisted books are considered for publication.  You may submit multiple manuscripts, as long as each manuscript it a separate entry.

About

Awardee will receive a 1-4 week residency at City of Asylum in Pittsburgh (all travel and accommodation costs are funded by City of Asylum). Winner must commit to present their work at a public event or teach one craft workshop at City of Asylum during their residency, and agree to at least one week of residency during January 2021 (residency dates and length chosen by award recipient). 

The winner will also receive an additional $500 award from American Poetry Journal and publication of their full-length book in 2021. The Winner and shortlist be announced November 1st. We’re looking for work on any subject, from new or established poets in traditional, experimental, or hybrid work. Shortlisted books are considered for publication. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2020.


Learn more about City of Asylum at:  https://cityofasylum.org/ 

Every year, American Poetry Journal will publish a number of chapbooks from new and established poets. We're looking for work that knows itself, and we simply can't to put down.

Send up to 42 pages of poetry, not counting front and back matter, in any form, on any subject, in any style. Individual poems may be previously published.

Winter Reading Period Deadline September 1, 2020

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Please send up to 5 poems of any length for consideration for our annual print and/or online issues. 

We are looking for quality pieces of any form, style, or subject matter.  We welcome simultaneous submissions, and have no guidelines for formatting.

We occasionally republish previously published work -- please note in your submission if any portion is previously published.

We are also accepting submissions for our Gods & Monsters Anthology. Learn more HERE.

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Sacred texts, ancient myths, folklore, and contemporary histories are full of little and large gods & monsters across a diverse range of orientations, cultures, and experiences. Send us retellings, personas, tributes, and personal gods & monsters. 

Send up to 5 poems in each submission. Previously published work will be considered. 

October 31, 2020 Deadline, rolling acceptances. Spring 2021 release. 

 *By submitting to American Poetry Journal, submitters agree to receive correspondence about future releases and submission opportunities from American Poetry Journal. You can unsubscribe at any time.  

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