Rising Phoenix Press is an independent publishing house dedicated to publishing poetry, photography, and art focused on the working class and other marginalized groups. We believe in the transformative power of poetry, photography, and art. Our mission is to publish work 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 diverse perspectives. 

The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly online zine dedicated to publishing poetry, photography, and art 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, photography, and art creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the issues of our world. We resolve to publish writers, artists, and photographers 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 race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religious affiliation.
  • Our editors will consider work from established and emerging poets alike.
  • 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.
  • Please include a brief bio of 100 words or less In your cover letter.  
  • 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 credit us as a previous publisher. 

We normally respond to submissions within 4-5 months. We also offer expedited submissions and poetry critiques with a 7 Day response time. Please allow up to six months before querying.
 

Why Choose Expedited Submissions

The Rising Phoenix Review is a fledgling independent literary magazine. As a result, we need help expanding our nest. Expedited submissions are a wonderful way for you to be directly involved in the growth of the publication. Submitting an expedited submissions allows writers and artists to generously help offset our operating costs. We will use the funds to expand our publishing services, support artists, pay our staff, and monetarily compensate the writers we publish. 

Expedited Submission Types

We offer several different expedited submission options. Our response times range from 24 hours - 14 Days depending on the level you choose. We also offer a poetry critique option. Peep the details below. 

Notes About Rising Phoenix Review Poetry Critiques:

Each poetry critique includes an analysis of the strengths for your poems, areas for potential growth, and specific line edits. You will receive all of these notes, plus detailed paragraphs about the most important aspects of your poems. We may also write a few poetry prompts for you inspired by the poems in your submission. Our critiques aim to both celebrate where you are in your poetry journey, while also encouraging you to explore new aspects of your craft. 

If you chose this option, you will receive decision within 1 month, plus a detailed critique of all of the poems in your submission. Please send up to 5 poems for this option.

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The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly online zine dedicated to publishing poetry, photography, and art 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, photography, and art creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the issues of our world. We resolve to publish writers, artists, and photographers 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 race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religious affiliation.
  • Our editors will consider work from established and emerging poets alike.
  • All poetry must be your original work.
  • Submit 1-5 of your best poems for our consideration.
  • Format your text in single-spaced Times New Roman font.
  • Include a cover letter with your submission, include a brief bio of 100 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, including on personal blogs and social media accounts. 
  • 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 published elsewhere, subsequent to appearing in Rising Phoenix Review, we gently ask that you credit us as a publisher of your work.

Panacea 

Noun

A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.

What do you turn to when you are afflicted? Share your remedies, recipes, and rituals for good medicine. Share your invocations for defeating fear, dispelling sickness, and cultivating love. What academic, communal, and familial wisdom do you draw upon to cure what ails you & those you love? Show us, poet. Help us build a medicine cabinet that can heal a crisis and revel is ecstasy alike. 

We will strive to build an issue that creates a safe and sacred space for solidarity and intersectional community care. 

Contest Goals

Our primarily goal with this contest is to aid a beloved RPR alumn with evacuating 20 of their family members from Gaza. Together, we have a chance to use our gifts to preserve the futures of this family. We hope to build solidarity, generate mutual aid, and practice communal care in the process. The entrance fee for this contest is a sliding scale donation of $10-25.

Entrance Fee:

In lieu of a traditional submission fee, please make a $10-25 donation to the evacuation aid fundraiser for Hanaa's family. Please include a screenshot of your donation to this campaign in the space provided in the form below.

Contest Details: 

The winning poet will be awarded $300 and publication in Rising Phoenix Review. Second and third place will receive $200 and $100, respectively, as well as publication. These poets will also receive offers to publish chapbooks with Rising Phoenix Press. A group of finalists will be selected by Rising Phoenix Review editors, and a guest judge (TBD) will select the three winners from finalists.

All finalists will be considered for inclusion in a themed issue around the Panacea theme. 

Submissions Guidelines: 

  • · Please send 1-5 previously unpublished poems for consideration.
  • · Submissions are open internationally to all poets writing in English. 
  • · Our editors will consider work from established and emerging poets alike.
  • · We will accept poetry that has been published on personal blogs and other social media platforms.
  • · Rising Phoenix Review will not accept any poem produced using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. 
  • · We accept simultaneous submissions. Please promptly notify our editors if you choose to publish your submission with another magazine.
  • · We do accept multiple submissions, so long as each submission is accompanied by a screenshot of a $10-25 donation to this evacuation aid campaign.
  • · Three winning poets will be chosen for the honorariums listed above. Contest winners, as well as all other finalist, will be offered publication in Panacea, a special themed issue of Rising Phoenix Review.
  • · NOTE: Please include all of your poems in one single-spaced document. If you need to make any edits to any of the poems in your submission, please send us a note via Submittable. We will open your submission for editing.

Deadlines & Timelines:

Contest Opens: April 17, 2024

Submissions Close: June 17, 2024

Finalists Selected: July 17, 2024

Winners Announced: August 17, 2024

Panacea themed issue compiled and released (TBD).

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The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly magazine dedicated to publishing poetry, photography, and art 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, photography, and art creates an opportunity for foster community, build solidarity, and create positive material chance for communities that need it most. We resolve to publish writers, artists, and photographers who peacefully and compassionately address the most challenging issues of our era. We strive to build a sacred space for historically marginalized poets with the work we publish. 

Editorial Feedback

Welcome to our editorial feedback option. We are thrilled to work together to help you hone your work. 

Each poetry critique includes an analysis of the strengths for your poems, areas for potential growth, and specific line edits. You will receive all of these notes, plus detailed paragraphs about the most important strengths and areas for growth in your work. Our critiques aim to both celebrate where you are in your poetry journey, while also encouraging you to explore new aspects of your craft.

Choose Your Journey

We offer several different tiers of editorial feedback to meet you where you are in your writing journey. We will review single poems and larger packets of up to ten poems. Our prices range from $15-$150. We know the work continues after you receive our critique. So, each tier includes at least one chance for us to consider your revised work. We may also write a few poetry prompts for you inspired by the poems in your submission.

Editorial Services for Chapbooks and Full-Length Manuscripts

We also offer editorial feedback on chapbook and full-length manuscripts. If you choose this option, we offer up to three rounds of revisions. You may also choose to book up to two 1 hour writing coaching sessions with our editor. 

Timeline:

Our current response time is 3-4 weeks.

Publication:

All submissions are considered for publication in Rising Phoenix Review, as well as our upcoming micro chapbook series. 

Bonus!

We also email each poet a copy of our poetry prompts bundle, a collection of 114 poetry exercises.

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The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly online zine dedicated to publishing poetry, photography, and art 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, photography, and art creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the issues of our world. We resolve to publish writers, artists, and photographers 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 race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religious affiliation.
  • Our editors will consider work from established and emerging poets alike.
  • All poetry must be your original work, and you must own all rights to your work.
  • Submit 1-10 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.
  • Please include a brief bio of 100 words or less In your cover letter.  
  • 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 award nominees.
  • 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.
  • 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 credit us as a previous publisher. 

Expedited Submissions

We are offering expedited poetry submissions when you contribute to an evacuation aid fund in support of families from Gaza. When you donate $10-$20 to a fund, you will receive a decision on your poetry submission within 7 days.

Take These Steps

  1. Contribute to a fund you know, or choose one of these fundraisers: 
  1. Upload a screenshot of your donation 
  2. Add your poetry file & send your submission

We also email each poet a copy of our poetry prompts bundle, a collection of 114 poetry exercises.

Note: You can find more fundraisers to support Gazans here.

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The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly online zine dedicated to publishing poetry, photography, and art 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, photography, and art creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the issues of our world. We resolve to publish writers, artists, and photographers 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 race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religious affiliation.
  • Our editors will consider work from established and emerging poets alike.
  • 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.
  • Please include a brief bio of 100 words or less In your cover letter.  
  • 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 credit us as a previous publisher. 

Expedited Submissions

We invite Palestinian poets from anywhere in the world to submit to The Rising Phoenix Review for free expedited poetry submissions. Poets will receive a decision on their submission within 7 days. 

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The Rising Phoenix Review is a monthly online zine dedicated to publishing poetry, photography, and art 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, photography, and art creates an opportunity for dialogue about how to positively mend the issues of our world. We resolve to publish writers, artists, and photographers 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. 

________________________________________________________________________ 

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 race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religious affiliation.
  • Our editors will consider work from established and emerging poets alike.
  • 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.
  • Please include a brief bio of 100 words or less In your cover letter.  
  • 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 credit us as a previous publisher. 

We normally respond to submissions within 3-4 months. Please allow up to four months before querying. 

This micro chapbook series is open to submissions from emerging and established Palestinian poets around the world. We are interested in and open to a wide range of topics for this series. Tell your truths. We will listen.

  • Manuscripts can be 6-12 pages of content.
  • Your manuscript may include previously published poems. 
  • Illustrations or comics may also be included.
  • Please include all content in one file.
  • Co-authored manuscripts are permitted.
  • Include a brief, third-person bio along with your submission.
  • Collections will be considered and published on a rolling basis.
  • Chapbooks will be published and distributed digitally.

In an effort to amplify and support Jewish poets who are speaking out in solidarity with Palestinians, who are facing silencing for saying never again for anyone, we invite established and emerging Jewish poets to submit their work.

This micro chapbook series is open to submissions from emerging and established Jewish poets around the world. We are interested in and open to a wide range of topics for this series. 

  • Manuscripts can be 6-12 pages of content.
  • Your manuscript may include previously published poems. 
  • Illustrations or comics may also be included.
  • Please include all content in one file.
  • Co-authored manuscripts are permitted.
  • Include a brief, third-person bio along with your submission.
  • Collections will be considered and published on a rolling basis.
  • Chapbooks will be published and distributed digitally.

Rising Phoenix Review is currently looking to expand our staff of editors to better serve our community. All positions are currently on a volunteer basis, including the role of our EIC. If you are interested in joining our team, please send the following: 

1. ) A brief statement of interest discussing a bit about yourself and why you would like to join the staff here at Rising Phoenix Review in the role you are applying for. 

2.) A sample of your poetry, art, photography, interviews, or book reviews depending on your desired position.

Rising Phoenix Reviews editor position are open open to poets and artists of all races, genders, sexual orientations, nationalities, and religions. We deeply encourage submissions from diverse communities. 

Managing Editors:

The Managing Editors works with the Editor in Chief to develop the overall social and artistic mission of Rising Phoenix Review. The Managing Editors also assists with the development of themed issues, micro-chapbook series, and collaborations with other publications. As a Managing Editor, you also have a final say in choosing the content published in issue of Rising Phoenix Review. (Three positions available). 

Photography & Art Editor:

The Photography and Art editor is responsible for choosing the photography and art content that we will publish. As the photography and art editor, you will also have the opportunity to develop calls for submissions, and work with photographers to curate the release of specific themed series. (1 position available). 

Interviews Editor:

As interviews editor, your role is to work with the EIC and Managing Editirs to choose contributors to interview. You will also have the opportunity to solicit interviews from other members of the literary community you believe Rising Phoenix Review should highlight. You will also help to develop a schedule for interview assignments and  (1 position available). 

Interviewer: 

As an interviewer, you will have opportunity to work with our contributors to find out more about their stories. In this position, you will draft questions for contributors, coordinate interviews times with contributors, and submit a transcript of the final interview to the Interviews Editor. (Up to three positions available). 

Reviews Editor:

There is a lot of tremendous literature being generated in the small press community. As Reviews editor, you will have the opportunity to critique that work. In this position, you will field requests for reviews from presses and authors. You will assign reviews assignments to other poetry reviewers. You will also have the opportunity to write reviews for this section. (1 position available). 

Reviewer:

As a reviewer, you will have the opportunity to provide your insights and interpretations of new books from authors and publishers. You will have the opportunity to critique the text of these works and to give your recommendation to our community. You will publish 1-2 reviews per month depending on availability. 

Poetry Reader:

Rising Phoenix Review receives several hundred submissions a year. We need your keen eye to help sift through the submissions we receive. You will play a crucial role in voting on which submissions we publish, suggesting edits, and sending your choices to the EIC and Assistant Editor for final review. (Multiple positions available). 

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