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 reading for our Summer 2023, and Winter 2023 magazine editions, and our 2023 Chapbooks. Our 2023 Full-Length Books will open soon. 

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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.

*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 are reading for our 2023 print and digital editions!

Please send up to 5 poems of any length for consideration for our print and/or online editions. (We publish 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 have a small, caring team and read each submission thoroughly. We aim to respond within 2 months, and many times, much sooner.

*We occasionally reprint previously published work, please note in your submission if any portion is previously published.

American Poetry Journal