about slope

Six years and running . . . Slope is a quarterly, online journal devoted to poetry being written around the world. We publish only new, original and previously unpublished poems. Contributors hail from countries including Australia, England, South Africa, Nigeria, France, Tunisia, Wales, Slovenia, Canada and the United States. We encourage new writers, while continuing to publish award-winning and established poets. We are proud to be one of the first online journals to be anthologized in The Best American Poetry series (2002, for Charles Bernstein's "12[2]" in Issue 11-12).

Slope occasionally features "sampler" issues. Recent examples include our groundbreaking American Sign Language Poetry feature (Issue 19) and "OzErotica: Australian Poets Write Love and Sex" (Issue 18); upcoming issues include a New British Poetry feature.

Poets featured and/or forthcoming in Slope include Franz Wright, Heather McHugh, Joe Wenderoth, Donald Revell, Forrest Gander, Caroline Knox, Charles Bernstein, Eleni Sikelianos, Ron Silliman, Eric Pankey, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Ales Debeljak, Timothy Donnelly, Matthea Harvey, Bruce Beasley, Margot Schilpp, John Kinsella, Mary Jo Bang, Pam Brown, Kevin Hart, John Latta, Peter Minter, Tomaz Salamun, Brian Henry, Matthew Rohrer, James Tate, Gillian Conoley, Katy Lederer, Drew Milne, Mark Bibbins, Bob Hicok, David H.W. Grubb, Susan Schultz, Karen Volkman, Dara Wier, Christine Hume, Tessa Rumsey, and many others.


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We are not reading submissions at this time. We will not read submissions sent to us at this time. When we read once again, please do not send submissions by postal mail.


Editor-in-Chief & Founder: Ethan Paquin Australia Editor: Michael Farrell Canada Editor: Derek Webster Contributing Editors: Peter Johnson, Mark Salerno, Gian Lombardo Designer: Steve Palmer, 76design

Slope is ISSN # 1536-0164. This is Slope #21, Winter 2004-2005

Slope is part of Slope Publishing Inc., a non-profit literary organization registered in the State of New Hampshire that recently received 501(c)(3) status. Contact info@slope.org for information on making donations to Slope.