The Rumpus Original Poetry series features a suite of poems by a poet once a week. We consider previously unpublished work during our open submissions periods of January 15–January 31 and July 15–July 31.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, and if you have a submission pending, please wait to submit again until you've received our decision on the pending submission. Work must be previously unpublished; this includes personal blogs/websites and social media. Please note that we do not take single poems for publication; keep in mind when choosing what to submit that we are looking to publish a suite of poems from each poet we publish.
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 through Submittable.
We look forward to reading your work!