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 risingphoenixpoetry@gmail.com

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.

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Submissions Guidelines 

  • 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 pieces.

  • 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.

  • We 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.

  • The Rising Phoenix Review retains the right to publish and archive accepted submissions in perpetuity.

  • 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.

  • 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. 
$ 3.00 - 10.00
Why Submit Through The Tip Jar?

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.
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Submissions Guidelines 

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.