Rising Phoenix Press is an independent publishing house dedicated to publishing poetry focused on the working class and other marginalized groups. We believe in the transformative power of poetry, and our mission is to publish writing that actively engages the social issues of our time. We believe genuine writing creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the errors of our world.
Our editors want to be transported to new landscapes. Let us walk the streets of your cities, explore your abandoned buildings, and meet your “angelheaded hipsters.” In addition, we want readers to be able to visualize and experience the world from fresh perspectives.
Rising Phoenix Press is Seeking Poetry Addressing the Following Topics:
- Life in working class communities
- Blue collar work stories
- Poverty and debt
- Wealth Inequality
- The wage gap
- Modern Feminist Theory
- Police Brutality
- Institutionalized Racism
- Commentary on the American Prison System
- Civil Disobedience
- Mental Illness
- Suicide and suicide prevention
- The state of the Elder Care system in America
- Global warming and climate change
- Urbanization and the destruction of common land
- Immigration Narratives
- War: the nature of, the alternative to
- Peaceful conflict resolution
Have you written a poem about an important social issue, but you do not see that topic on our list? Please feel free to query our editors to see if The Rising Phoenix Review can be a home for your work. Please direct all inquiries to email@example.com
Rising Phoenix Press is an independent publisher located in Boston, Massachusetts. We believe in the transformative power of poetry.Our mission is to publish writing that actively engages the social issues of our time and represents marginalized populations. Our press is actively seeking poetry chapbook manuscripts for publication in 2016.
We strive to create a safe space for all writers to share their voices.
Chapbook submissions are open to all writers, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, race, or religion.
Manuscripts must be submitted in English.
All poetry must be the original work of the submitting author.
Poets must own the copyrights to each of their poems.
Previously published poems may be included in your manuscript.
The manuscript as a whole must be a previously unpublished collection.
Submit a manuscript containing at least 25-30 poems.
We will also consider publishing larger collections containing 40-50 poems.
Include no more than one poem per page. Poems longer than one page are acceptable.
Please format the text of your manuscript in 12-point Times New Roman font, single spaced, with 1-inch margins.
In a single document, include a cover page with the title of your manuscript, a table of contents, and the text of your poems.
Please include a brief bio in the cover letter
space of our submissions manager.
Previously Published Poems:
Writers may include poems that have been posted
on a personal blog or published in a literary magazine, unless you are restricted from doing so by an
agreement with your previous publisher.
If you include previously published poems in your submission, please add an acknowledgments page to the end of your manuscript.
List the titles of the previously published poems and the organizations who published them.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if you choose to publish your work with another publisher.
If your manuscript is selected, Rising Phoenix Press will offer to publish your collection as an ebook or a print chapbook in 2016.
Poets who publish with Rising Phoenix Press will receive royalties for each of their book sales.
Our reading time for each manuscript is currently one month.
Our editors will read and evaluate your collection during that time.
After we conclude our reading period, we will send a decision about your manuscript.
We will discuss the next steps in the process if your collection is selected for publication.
- We strive to create a safe space for all writers to share their voices.
- Our publication is open to all poets, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religious affiliation.
- Our editors will consider work from established and emerging poets alike.
- We are seeking poetry about some of these modern social issues.
- All poetry must be your original work, and you must own all rights to your work.
- Submit 1-5 of your best poems for our consideration.
- Format your text in single-spaced Times New Roman font.
- Please title your poems.
- Include a cover letter with your submission.
- The cover letter should contain a brief biography and the title of your
- If you choose to include a bio, please make sure it is 150 words or less.
- If you want to know more about what we look for in a poem, read our publication philosophy.
- You may also read some of our past issues.
- We accept simultaneous submissions. Please promptly notify our editors if you choose to publish your submission with another magazine.
- You may submit previously published work, unless you are restricted from doing so by an agreement with your previous publisher.
accept poetry that has been published on personal blogs, such as tumblr.
- If you submit previously published poems, please notify us when and where your poems were published.
Rising Phoenix Review retains the right to publish and archive accepted
submissions in perpetuity.
also give us permission to publish their poetry in promotions, in
segments, or the poem’s entirety, as long as The Rising Phoenix Review credits
the author of the piece.
- All other rights revert back to the poet upon
- We will send a decision about
your submission within one month.
- If your poetry is accepted for publication, we will feature your work in an upcoming
issue of The Rising Phoenix Review.
- If your poetry is published elsewhere, subsequent to appearing in Rising Phoenix Review, please mention that it was featured with us.
The Rising Phoenix Review is a
fledgling ezine operated by a fledgling independent publisher. As a result, we
need help expanding our nest. Tip Jar Submissions are a wonderful way for you to
be directly involved in the growth of the publication. Submitting through our
Tip Jar allows writers and artists to generously help offset our operating
costs. We will use the funds to publish more poetry collections, support
starving artists, and monetarily compensate the writers we publish.
You can submit poetry through our Tip Jar anytime for $3.00, 3.50, $5.00, or $10.00. Submittable takes .99 cents + 5% of each submission, so we receive either $1.86, $2.31, $3.76, or $8.51 for the submissions we receive on this platform.
Tip Jar Submissions are treated exactly the same as anything submitted during an open call for submissions. Submissions accepted from the Tip Jar will be published in a future issue of The Rising Phoenix Review.General Guidelines
The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly online zine dedicated to publishing poetry focused on the working class and other marginalized groups. The Rising Phoenix Review was founded as a method to track the progression of modern social issues in real time. We believe genuine writing creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the issues of our world. We resolve to publish writers who peacefully and compassionately address the most challenging issues of our era. We strive to build a sacred space for the marginalized with the work we publish.
Our editors will consider work from established and emerging poets alike.
Submit no more than five poems for consideration in any one month period.
We are seeking poetry about some of these modern social issues
Please send all poetry submissions in Times New Roman, single-spaced, size 12.
Please send a cover letter with your submission. The cover letter should include a brief biography and the title of your pieces.
We accept simultaneous submissions. Please promptly notify our editors if you choose to publish your submission with another magazine.
You may submit previously published work, unless otherwise stated by the previous publisher.
If you are submitting previously published poetry, please notify us where and when your poem was accepted. Additionally, you must own all of the rights to your piece in order to submit it to The Rising Phoenix Review. Include all of this information in your cover letter.
All poetry must be your original work, and you must own all rights.
The Rising Phoenix Review retains the right to publish and archive accepted submissions.
Writers also give us permission to publish their poetry in promotions, in segments, or the poem’s entirety, as long as The Rising Phoenix Review credits the author of the piece.
All other rights revert back to the poet upon publication.
Because we are a fledgling literary review, we are currently unable to monetarily compensate writers. If this changes, we will notify our writers immediately.