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TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics

Literary Magazine






poems and other writing about or related to poetry

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 2 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    46 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays$75 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section


  • 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

    Pushcart Prize, 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


Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres:

Payment: $ 75 per piece


Max lines: 24

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 75 per piece

Shorter is probably better. Because of the page size of the next print issue, poems of 24 lines or shorter and lines of 75 characters or shorter may be especially appealing. Longer lines but fewer lines is also fine because we can use both portrait and landscape orientation, so go ahead and send what you have, but know that very long poems won’t work with the design.


Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 75 per piece

Translation (Poetry)

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 75 per piece

English translations of poems in other languages

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    We invite you to include a short cover letter that includes a biographical/professional statement to add context for your submission. We also invite you to share your social media url/handle(s). Both these components are optional and are not viewable by initial readers.

  • Eligibility


  • Formatting

    Because the initial review is done anonymously, do not include your name in the file name or inside the file.

  • Author's rights

    Chapman University (the institutional home of Tab Journal) shall have First North American Serial Rights to publish accepted work electronically and/or in print. Publication rights revert to the author upon publication in Tab Journal, but we do retain permission to republish and to submit to other outlets such as the Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net. In addition, we ask that subsequent publication of the work acknowledge its first publication in Tab Journal.

  • Additional info

    We welcome submissions from writers with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, voices, and aesthetics and continue to seek work by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and D/disabled writers. Payment. Though we cannot guarantee payment, we expect to pay $75 to each contributor for as long as the budget allows. For accepted poems, Tab Journal requires poets to provide an audio file or give Tab Journal permission to make a recording of the work. We are not currently requiring audio for work other than poems.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

46 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

10 days

Fastest response time

167 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

41 days

12-month average response time

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TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics re-envisions literary cultural production using design thinking; publishes work that represents a range of aesthetics and stages of career; and strives to create increasingly inclusive and accessible poetry reading experiences both in print and online.






    Editor Anna Leahy avatar

    Anna Leahy


    Editor Claudine Jaenichen avatar

    Claudine Jaenichen

    Creative Director