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Literary Magazine



RockPaperPoem is an independent, nonprofit online poetry journal that publishes today's finest contemporary poetry.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    30 days or less*
    Editor reported data
    10 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    4% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

2-page maximum per poem

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    We're open to all poets writing in English.

  • Formatting

    We prefer 12-point Times New Roman, but we're flexible.

  • Author's rights

    By submitting to RockPaperPoem, you confirm that all your work and submissions are yours alone and that no part of your submission has been generated by ChatGPT or any other artificial intelligence content generator. We reserve the right to reject your work at anytime in our review, acceptance, and publication process if we discover that content has been AI generated or otherwise plagiarized. If accepted, RockPaperPoem acquires First North American Serial and First Electronic Rights. All rights revert to the author after publication. Contributors agree to credit RockPaperPoem as the place their work first appeared. RockPaperPoem reserves the right to archive your work in perpetuity and, with your permission, anthologize your work in the future.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

10 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

10 days

Fastest response time

23 days

Slowest response time

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

9 days

12-month average response time

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    Editor Alan Perry avatar

    Alan Perry


    Editor Vincent O'Connor avatar

    Vincent O'Connor

    Managing Editor/ Website Editor

    Editor Susan McMillan avatar

    Susan McMillan

    Senior Poetry Editor

    Editor Pam Sinicrope avatar

    Pam Sinicrope

    Senior Poetry Editor