We are an online biannual journal of poetry. We read
submissions year round. A $5.00 fee is charged, payable
through our Online Submission System. Please see our SUBMIT page. You may
submit as many times per year as you wish, but please wait for a response to your
current submission prior to sending another. You may submit up to 6 poems per
We do not employ readers / screeners. Editor-in-Chief Robert Nazarene and Senior Editor James Wilson read each submission personally. You may expect a prompt response, generally within 15 business days of receipt. We do not accept paper or email submissions. These will go unread.
Our hallmark is “Strong Rx Medicine”. There are no restrictions as to style, length or subject matter. None. Risk taking is highly prized at TheAmericanJournalOfPoetry.com
We are a writer-friendly review. Simultaneous submissions are just fine. You may rely on the aforementioned prompt response.
We are open to beginning and established poets equally. Nothing gives us more pleasure than to present a writer’s very first publication of poetry.
Each biannual issue will feature between 50 and 100 poets. We are entirely open to publish multiple poems from a single poet. Be bold and uncensored.
For any questions, please email us at TheAmericanJournalOfPoetry@gmail.com.
Robert Nazarene and James Wilson have published among hundreds of others: Billy Collins, Ted Kooser, Franz Wright, Linda Pastan, Molly Peacock, Joy Harjo, David Wagoner, Emmylou Harris, Alice Notley, Debora Greger, Dick Allen, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Alicia Ostriker, Kim Addonizio, Sherod Santos, Stephen Dunn, David Kirby, Thomas Lux, Charles Simic, John Ashbery, Dana Gioia, Lucia Perillo, Shara McCallum, Wesley McNair, Amy Gerstler, Bruce Smith, Charlie Smith, Dara Wier, James Tate, Diane Wakoski, Renee Ashley, H.L. Hix, Russell Edson, Tony Hoagland, Timoth Liu, Jane Mead, Dorianne Laux, Alice Notley, Anne Waldman, Ronald Wallace,
Mark Rudman, Peter Davison, Bob Hicok, X.J. Kennedy, Robert Wrigley, Quincy Troupe, Kate Braverman,
Kwame Dawes, Peter Meinke, Campbell McGrath, Nance Van Winckel, Sally Van Doren, Charles Harper Webb, Martha Collins, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Edward Field, Fanny Howe, Michael S. Harper, Margaret Gibson, Gregory Orr, Ron Slate, Larissa Szporluk, Sally Van Doren, Richard Foerster and Sherman Alexie.
In 2006 Mr. Nazarene and Mr. Wilson published Troy Jollimore’s debut collection of poems, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.