TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

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Tab Journal

TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics welcomes submissions of poems and other writing about or related to poetry. Send us your original poems in English, English translations of poems in other languages, scholarly or creative essays about poetry, interviews, art-poetry hybrids, and so on. We are working to foster an increasingly inclusive submissions pool and welcome submissions especially from BIPOC, LGBTQ, and Disabled poets. Please read the guidelines before submitting.

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Please use the form appropriate for the type of work you're submitting.

Tab Journal does not consider previously published work, work by individuals with current our recent affiliation with Chapman University (e.g., faculty, students, staff), or work that has nothing to do with poetry.

If you don’t happen to see the submission forms here, that means Tab Journal is temporarily closed to submissions while we catch up with what’s in our queue and plan for the future. If that's the case, check back in a couple of weeks.

TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics