Concision Poetry Journal

Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Ching-In Chen, Paula Cisewski, Lightsey Darst, Joanna Fuhrman, Brenda Hillman, MC Hyland, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Rusty Morrison, Vi Khi Nao, Mary Ruefle
Reading Periods: 
Feb 15 to Mar 15
Jun 15 to Jul 15
Nov 15 to Dec 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Concision Poetry Journal publishes experimental poetry and visual art. While formatting is considered, it takes a back seat to experimenting with language and line. Narrative poetry is generally not accepted.

Tips From the Editor

Read at least the most recent issue before submitting. While there is no specific theme for each issue, the poems accepted for future issues tend to speak to a few of the other poems submitted in the same period. Often, the ideas are relating to and growing out of the previous issue.

Poems published demonstrate how sharp and flexible language can be. The focus is on experiments in line (and sometimes form). Narrative poetry should not be submitted here unless there is a significant experiment in the language that guides it. Includes reflections on experiments and book recommendations from the authors published in each issue.

Contact Information

Haley Lasche, Founder and Editor
1971 Ninth Street
White Bear Lake
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Last updated: Jan 25, 2024