Able Muse

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
X. J. Kennedy, Mark Jarman, A.E. Stallings, Annie Finch, Rachel Hadas, R.S. Gwynn, Thaisa Frank
Online, Digital, Print, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Jul 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Able Muse predominantly publishes metrical poetry complemented by art and photography, fiction and nonfiction including essays, book reviews and interviews with a focus on metrical and formal poetry. They also welcome exceptional free verse. They also publish fiction, essays, book reviews, interviews, art and photography. Able Muse seeks to publish established as well as new voices. They read everything and publish only the best. Send your best!

Tips From the Editor

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.

Contact Information

Alexander Pepple, Editor
467 Saratoga Avenue
San Jose
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2024