The Rumpus Original Poetry series features a suite of poems by a poet at least twice a month. We consider previously unpublished work during our month-long open submissions periods of January 1–January 31 and July 1–July 31.
Please submit 4-8 poems (up to 12 pages) in one Word .doc or PDF, accompanied by a brief cover letter and third-person bio. Please only send one submission per reading period. Work must be previously unpublished; this includes personal blogs/websites and social media.
While we embrace and consider poems with diverse page presentations, there may be situations where we are unable to accommodate poems with special formatting as seen on the page.
We encourage simultaneous submissions but request that this be noted in your cover letter. If poems in your submission are accepted elsewhere, please notify us by leaving a comment in the Note section on the submission in Submittable.
We look forward to reading your work!