The Skinny Poetry Journal 11

About

The Skinny Poetry Journal (TSPJ) is a literary journal that is dedicated to the Skinny poetry form, created by Truth Thomas.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2015

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Poetry Open

A Skinny is a fixed form of poetry, created by Truth Thomas, that consists of eleven lines. The first and eleventh lines can be any length (although shorter lines are favored). The eleventh and last line must be repeated using the same words from the first and opening line (however they can be rearranged). The second, sixth, and tenth lines must be identical. NOTE: All the lines in this form, except for the first and last lines, must be comprised of ONLY one word. They can also be linked, like Haiku, Senryu or Tanka. The point of The Skinny, or Skinnys, is to convey a vivid image with as few words as possible.

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Other form.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemExactly 11 lines; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2020
Last Checked: 06 Jan 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Oct 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 25 May 2016

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