Poet's Country  is a post-national, variating-format journal of lyric, narrative, and philosophical writing slated to span a limited run from 2017 to 2067. The project consists of 100 biannual physical issues, a post hoc digital archive of each new installment, and a retrospective exhibition of the journal at its completion in 2067. Guided by the Constitution of Poet’s Country, the editors are independent seekers of material that meets their standards in relation to this project. 

In response to the catastrophic disregard for human life executed by nation-states, Poet’s Country is assembled to propose potential landscapes of humane existence. It understands humanity as part of an ecology, and in the service of providing personal and communal dwelling spaces, reclaims from abuse the concept of a “country.” We offer our content as evidence of: ethical and intellectual rigor, regardless of aesthetic tradition; acts of courage resulting from an intuitive art practice regardless of commercial aim; lyric, narrative, and philosophical projects balancing compassion with critique and arising as much from play as from strategy of design.

We are currently open for submissions of poetry and fiction for Issue No. 4.

$2.00
$2.00
  • We only accept writing that has not previously appeared in print or online.
  • Please limit submission to no more than one story. Excerpts from longer works are welcome, as long as they stand alone. 
  • We impose no restrictions on length.
  • We do our best to respond within 120 days. If you have not heard from us after that point, feel free to query. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know immediately if you have your work accepted elsewhere.
$2.00
$2.00
  • We only accept writing that has not previously appeared in print or online.
  • Please limit submissions to 5 poems in a single file. Longer poems are welcome.
  • We impose no restrictions on line or word count.
  • We do our best to respond within 120 days. If you have not heard from us after that point, feel free to query. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know immediately if you have your work accepted elsewhere.
Poet's Country