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.

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 December 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.

*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. 

We have a small, caring team and read each submission thoroughly. We aim to respond within 7 months, and many times, much sooner.

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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