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.
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For our general issue:
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.