American Poetry Journal publishes work from diverse backgrounds and orientations, from new and established voices that include Terrance Hayes, 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 19 Fall 2021 print edition, Winter 2021 &  Summer 2021 online editions, our Gods & Monsters Anthology Spring 2021, and chapbooks to begin publishing in 2020.

Please send up to 5 poems of any length for consideration for our annual print and/or online issues. (We Print online twice a year, and our print issue includes both online issues and additional work).

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.

*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.

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