Annulet: A Journal of Poetics

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Annulet: A Journal of Poetics publishes poetry, prose, and literary criticism. . Among its meanings, an annulet is chiefly a little ring. As a biannual literary magazine, Annulet seeks to publish poetry that tracks its material nature, whether in language or in form, and prose whose sentences stretch toward, or must be parsed as or with, poetics. We would like to read texts that live in between these states (especially for prose) as well as those poems keening closely with their form. Equally, Annulet seeks dynamic literary criticism in two forms: short and long. We introduce the annulet, or a short form close read, as our form of critique. Scholarly at heart and approachable in practice, these annulets should consider: one poem, or one excerptable prose section. Consider it the cherry of an article, and more fun. Long form criticism, or comparatives, should consider more than one thing in conjunction with each other. Along with critical essays, we will publish literary essays, particularly dispatches from rural places, comment on topics in poetics, and reviews.

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Alicia Wright
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The submissions policy is as follows. I'm not using a submissions manager, and so am accepting pieces through Gmail, at (as I don't expect a huge influx at this stage). For all submissions: Send your submission as one single Word document or PDF. Include your name either in the document name, or as a header. We ask that you wait until you hear back from us to submit again. Please send work no more than twice a year. Multiple submissions beyond two per annum will not be read. Please wait until you hear from us on one submission before you send work in another genre. In your email subject line, please follow this format: “Poetry Submission: [Title]”; “Prose Submission: [Title]”; “Annulet: [Text Considered]”; “Comparative: [Title] and [Title]”; “Review: [Title by Author of Book]”, “Comment: [Topic]”, or, finally, “Essay: [Title]”. We aim to have a three month response time. If you have not heard from us, your submission is still under consideration. Simultaneous submissions will be considered. Please indicate if they are in your cover letter. We are currently accepting submissions for our inaugural issue. Poetry Please submit up to five poems at a time. Length is as you please. Prose There is no word count minimum. The maximum word count should be within respectful reason. No full-length novels, please. If you are submitting multiple prose pieces, please send no more than three per submission. If your prose pieces are each less than a page, you can submit up to five per submission. In your cover letter, please designate if you consider your piece to be fiction, nonfiction, prose, or something else. Genre fiction would best be sent elsewhere. Annulets Please include a copy, in full, of the text (and its bibliographic information) you are close reading along with your submission, and citations as needed. You may send a scan, screenshot, or other files, as long as they are legible. Your annulet should be no longer than 1500 words, no shorter than 750 words. Our interest is much less piqued by canonical poems, or ultra-famous prose passages, unless you’re here to say something tangy about it. Poems considered must be published in print or online. Selections from conference papers, talks, and lectures are welcome as long as they are not elsewhere in print. Please include necessary bibliographic information, and use Chicago style for references. Comparatives These essays may be longer, but no more than 5000 words. Please compare two or more different things. "Thing" here is open-ended. Please include necessary bibliographic information, and use Chicago style for references. Reviews, Comment, & Other Essays We are interested in rigorous reviews that assess a text for its contexts, methods, aesthetic merits or lacunae. No more than 2500 words. Pieces considered to be a comment include discussion of a timely topic in poetics, or in the literary world. Comment can look like a long Twitter thread realized into an essay. These are not invitations to be underhanded or (needlessly) combative. As long as its exigency is clear, length is negotiable. Comments can be published in sync with ongoing debate, rather than as part of our biannual issues. Essays can blend memoir, reading experiences, experiences of place or circumstance, or other reflections that discuss what it’s like to be writing in the world. Please send up to 5000 words. If you have other literary essays that fall outside of these categories, query us. Review our guidelines and send your submissions to [email protected]
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