The American Journal of Poetry publishes superlative poetry from beginners to the most renowned poets in the world.  Our hallmark is “Strong Rx Medicine” ®  Risk taking and a distinctive voice is highly prized.  There are absolutely no restrictions with regard to style, length or subject matter.  Send your best.

We read year round.  We are a writer-friendly review.  We do not employ readers or screeners.  Each and every submission is read by our Editor-in-Chief, Robert Nazarene and our Senior Editor, James Wilson.  Unique to the literary world, you may rely on a response within 15 business days from receipt of your submission.

  • Submit up to 6 poems for $5 fee.
  • No email submissions will be read.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome.
  • You may submit as many times per year as you wish but please wait for your response before sending again.
  • Work submitted must be previously unpublished in print or online.
  • Cover letter with prior credits is useful but in no way required.
  • Poets retain all rights to their work upon publication.

Poetry—General Submission

$5.00 USD

Reads year round