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About

Rat’s Ass Review is an online poetry journal whose editorial fancies are no more arbitrary than any other; they are simply more openly so. I publish what I like.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2009

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Poetry Temp Closed

Send me your best poetry. I don’t particularly care whether it’s formal or informal, metrical or free verse, rhyming or not. I’ve written all those possibilities myself. A good poem isn’t one that gets the grades for following particular rules. And I’m sure I’ll reject plenty of good poems anyway. I’m not even sure I’m looking for good poems. I’m looking for my kind of poems. Now we’re getting to it. What is my kind of poem? My favorite poets are Richard Wilbur and Elizabeth Bishop and W. H. Auden and Marge Piercy and W. B. Yeats and Robert Hayden and a bunch of others who don’t have much in common. What they do have in common is that, if you read their best poetry carefully, you will understand something about what’s going on the first time you read it. You will get a lot more out of each poem the more you read it, but you don’t have to study it to get the first level of enjoyment.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 August 2019 (67 days from now) through 30 September 2019. 0
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture (Social issues), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 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 No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 August 2019 (67 days from now) through 30 September 2019. 0
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture (Social issues), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
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 No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 13 May 2019
Last Checked: 06 May 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 31 Dec 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 13 May 2009

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