Codex Journal is an independent quarterly publication of poetry

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About Us 

Codex Journal accepts poetry that delights and instructs the mind and spirit through language and story. We only offer contributor payment for our special issues.

Publication Schedule 

We publish four times a year: March 25,  June 25, September 25, & December 25. Our end-of-the-year issue is a special issue of Queer & People of Color (QPOC).


Codex Journal welcomes unsolicited poetry year round and accepts simultaneous submissions. We tend to publish shorter poems that fit on a single page (about 32 lines), though we sometimes make exceptions for remarkable work that runs a little longer. Please send no more than five poems in a submission (a single document) and no more than one active submission at a time. Also, include links to your personal website and where you can be found on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) with your submission. We do not accept work that has been previously published in print or online. Submissions are always accepted via email: submit@codexjournal.com.

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