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Annulet: A Journal of Poetics publishes poetry, prose, and literary criticism.


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Read Issue (7) here.

Among its meanings, an annulet is chiefly a little ring.

As a biannual literary magazine, Annulet seeks to publish poetry that tracks its material nature, whether in language, subject, or in form, and prose whose sentences stretch toward, or must be parsed as or with, poetics. We like to read texts that live in between these states (especially for prose) as well as poems keening closely with their form.

Equally, Annulet seeks dynamic literary criticism. W
e introduce the annulet, or a short form, accessible close read, as our particular form of critique. Scholarly at heart and approachable in practice, these annulets should consider: one poem, or one excerptable prose section. Consider it the cherry of an article, and more fun. Longer form criticism, or comparatives, should consider more than one thing in conjunction with each other.

Along with critical and literary essays, comment on topics in poetics, essays on reading and place, reviews, and essays on writers whose work has yet to be critically regarded are also considered—please find a full description of our categories, as well as a list of titles of interest for reviews included with our submissions information.

Issue (1) of Annulet launched in Spring 2021; Issue (2) is our Winter 2021 release. Issue (3) appeared in Spring 2022 and Issue (4) arrived in Fall of 2022. Issue (5) appeared in Spring 2023 and Issue (6) was published in Fall 2023, right on schedule. Though we typically publish issues in the spring and fall, we are are always open for submissions, and at present we’re reading submissions for all future issues,
particularly seeking literary criticism and reviews. As of May 2024, we’re working hard to respond to all outstanding submissions, and commit to bringing our response rate back down to approximately three months

Send no more than one submission at a time to after reviewing our guidelines. Queries or pitches for literary criticism are welcome. Annulet is proud to be a member of CLMP and to be committed to PACBI.



Annulet also hosts two forms of free, online literary programming: the Linkages Lecture Series and the Critical Circle, a literary criticism workshop that takes place each July.

Annulet Editions will be launching in 2025.