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The American Journal of Poetry 118


The American Journal of Poetry is an online review devoted exclusively to poetry and the occasional essay. A strong voice and risk-taking is highly prized. Each issue will feature the work of a myriad of poets from beginning artists to many of the world’s most acclaimed. There are no restrictions with regard to style, subject matter or length. In a world where the “long poem” has been eschewed by many literary reviews, The American Journal of Poetry is keen on printing them on a regular basis. We are a family-operated literary endeavor. Our hallmark is “Strong Rx Medicine” ®. Nothing pleases the review more than introducing a poet’s very first published work. We will feature the poetry of between 125 and 175 poets per issue. International submissions are very welcome

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions and does not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2000


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Poetry Open Fee-based

General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Long poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUnlimited number of lines; Up to 6 pieces.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2020
Last Checked: 03 Sep 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Jun 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 09 Jul 2016

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