Drum roll please…Announcing The Skinny Poetry Journal’s New Designer Gear

We are happy to announce that The Skinny Poetry Journal will be partnering with Cherry Castle Publishing to launch its first line of TSPJ designer clothing. If you love our journal, please spread that love and support us as we inaugurate this hopeful poetic/literary activist clothing line.  – TSPJ Editors

To order your t-shirt(s) today, go to the Cherry Castle Publishing Books & Gear store. Only $29.99, with free shipping.




TSPJ On the March – Call for Submissions






The Skinny Poetry Journal (TSPJ) seeks new poetry that documents all the beauty and ugliness embedded in humanity. We are especially interested in receiving poems that aim to uppercut injustice in America and knock it out wherever else it exists in the world. TSPJ is a literary journal that is dedicated to The Skinny poetry form. 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 Skinnys for publishing consideration, email: theskinnypoetryjournal@gmail.com with your poem, or poems, copied into the body of your email.

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