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.


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.
  • 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.
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