Figure 1 is a digital poetry journal founded in 2017. We’re committed to writing that reconfigures how we see the world. We aim to publish new and underrepresented voices that push against any slack thinking in the current literary scene.

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Send us poems, send us sharp-edged word-objects you can’t quite call poems.


Please send 3-5 poems in one Word doc to


We do not accept previously published material, including works that have already appeared online. We do, however, accept simultaneous submissions, as long as you notify us if you work gets accepted elsewhere. Contributors retain all rights but are asked to acknowledge Figure 1 as first publisher if poems appear in books or anthologies.




Wendy Chen is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize, and fellowships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her work has been accepted in numerous publications such as Crazyhorse, Rattle, American Poets, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She earned her MFA in poetry from Syracuse University.


Anna Mebel’s chapbook, Eradicate Sex Chemicals!, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2017. Her writing has appeared in Pinwheel, Juked, Potluck Magazine, SAND Journal, and elsewhere. She’s currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Syracuse University.

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Cover art: “Target Practice (In the Name of the Law)” (1927) by László Moholy-Nagy

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