Publisher’s description: Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry publishes the best available poetry, nationally and internationally. We publish only twelve poems each month, one each by twelve poets, online. Plume is now in print annually with the Plume Anthology of Poetry.
Given the increasingly high volume of submissions, Plume will read new submissions exclusively between January 15 – March 15, and September 15 – November 15. Submissions received outside of these periods will not be read. Plume does not accept simultaneous submissions.
Recent contributors include Alicia Ostriker, Amy Gerstler, Stuart Dybek, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Terese Svoboda, G.C. Waldrep, Thomas Lux, Nin Andrews, Kimberly Johnson, Charles Bernstein, Christopher Kennedy, Jean-Michel Maulpoix, Rae Armantrout, Maureen McLane, Stephen Dunn, Elaine Equi, Linda Pastan, Lawrence Raab, Donald Revell, Keith Waldrop, Peter Cooley, Jay Parini, Peter Meinke, and Mary Sarishvili, Angie Estes, Diane Wakoski, Tess Gallagher, Dennis Nurkse, Susan Elizabeth Howe, Cornelius Eady, J.T. Barbarese, Kimiko Hahn, Maxine Chernoff, David Rivard, James Bertolino, Maura Stanton, R.T. Smith, Georges Perros, Daniel Tobin, Cole Swenson, Clair Malroux/Diane Hacker, Ron Smith, Ralph Angel, Christina Davis, Mark Wunderlich, Carol Muske-Dukes, Daniel Bosch, Kevin Prufer, Lidija Dimskova, Hank Lazar, Kuno Raeber, Laird Hunt, Sylva Fischerova, Mark Irwin, David Huddle, Michael Collier, Mary Szybist, Ron Slate, Lydia Davis, Paul Muldoon, Eduardo Chirinos, Jeffrey Skinner, John Kinsella, Bob Hicok, Timothy Liu, among others. Issues 7-12 feature cover art by Laurie Simmons while issues 13-18 feature cover art by Sarah Charlesworth.
A few remarks from our readers and contributors:
"Plume has a fine spirit and feel to it… The issue you've presented lives up to its ambitious statement of purpose—which is saying not a little." ~ Roseanna Warren
"A thing of beauty" ~ G.C. Waldrep
"Plume is one of the most exciting, eclectic gatherings of writers on the web. Editor Daniel Lawless has a knack for putting together voices that create surprising neighborhoods of words, related in complex ways that only gradually reveal themselves. It’s one of very few webzines that I always read." ~ Chase Twichell
"Elegant Plume appeared with the flourish of a cyberquill pen in 2011 and quickly became the place where superlative poets showcase their brightest work. Editor Danny Lawless displays his adoration for electric, emotional and, dare I say, meaningful poetry—and for poets themselves—with all the vigor of a steward of this art. Once a year the revered, sparky, sagacious Plume comes into print, subtly changing our cultural foundations. Hold it, read it, and applaud!" ~ Molly Peacock
"The issue is beautiful, and I'm impressed by the way you've managed both aesthetic range and a sense of holistic synthesis. Looking forward to the next one. And there are a couple of books on the reading list that I didn't know before, and I'm delighted to have been pointed toward them." ~ Kimberly Johnson