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The American Journal of Poetry

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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 they do not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2000

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Poetry Closed


Open to a broad Audience.

General General
Poem PoemUnlimited number of lines; Up to 6 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Long poetry.


Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.


Open to all/most Topics.


No monetary payment No monetary payment.


Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Unknown.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.

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Last Updated: 07 Sep 2023
Date Added: 09 Jul 2016

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