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Able Muse predominantly publishes metrical poetry complemented by art and photography, fiction and non-fiction including essays, book reviews and interviews with a focus on metrical and formal poetry.
POETRY: We are looking for well-crafted poems of any length or subject that employ skillful and imaginative use of meter and rhyme, executed in a contemporary idiom, that reads as naturally as your free verse poems. All forms of formal poetry are welcome. We will also publish, occasionally, the exceptional free verse poem. For an example of what we're interested in, check the poetry of Philip Larkin, James Merrill, Elizabeth Bishop, Derek Walcott, Marilyn Hacker, Richard Wilbur, Anthony Hecht....

Able MuseUnited States

Genres, Styles & Subjects

 Styles:Humorous, Literary.
 Poetry Forms:Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects, including: Books/Literature.

Types & Lengths

IInterviewup to 4000 words; up to 2 pieces
VReviewup to 4000 words; up to 2 pieces
YEssayup to 4000 words; up to 2 pieces
PPoemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
FFlash Fictionup to 1000 words; up to 2 pieces
SShort Story1000 - 4000 words; up to 2 pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 2 x per year
EElectronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionN No monetary payment.
NShort non-fictionN No monetary payment.
PPoetryN No monetary payment.

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK No No No
NNon-Fiction OK No No No
PPoetry OK No No No

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Date Added:
19 Mar 2009
Last Updated:
04 Feb 2015
Last Checked:
27 Mar 2015