The Skinny Poetry Journal – Call for Submissions: Poems 2 Resist Racism

The Skinny Poetry Journal (TSPJ) aims to reflect the stunning cultural diversity embodied in the work of writers worldwide. As we are a journal birthed and based in the United States by editors of color, we are keenly interested in featuring work that honestly addresses the turbulent socio-political tenor of our times (especially poems  that challenge the hatred of racism). We value the work and worth of all people equally—black folks, white folks, Latinos, all folks LGBTQ, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Voices of Veterans and more. Our reading period never closes. Send us your work and we’ll send you back our best timely reply concerning it, usually within one month’s time.

-Truth Thomas

The Skinny Poetry Journal

TSPJ is a literary journal that is dedicated to The Skinny poetry form (and edited by a rotating team of poets). A Skinny is a short poem form, created by Truth Thomas, that consists of eleven lines. The first and eleventh lines can be any length (although shorter lines are favored). The eleventh and last line must be repeated using the same words from the first and opening line (however, those words can be rearranged). The second, sixth, and tenth lines must be identical.

The point of the Skinny, or Skinnys, is to convey a vivid image with as few words as possible. Skinny poems can be about any subject. They can also be linked, like Haiku, Senryu or Tanka. To submit your work for publishing consideration, email it to: with your poem, or poems, copied into the body of your email.



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