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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Submissions:

 

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 thefigureone@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Editors:

 

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 recently appeared in Rattle, The McNeese Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her first book, Unearthings, is forthcoming from Tavern Press in January 2018. She earned her MFA in poetry from Syracuse University.

 

Anna Mebel is the author of the chapbook Eradicate Sex Chemicals! (dancing girl press). Her writing has appeared in PinwheelJukedPotluck MagazineSAND Journal, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from Syracuse University, and lives in Portland, OR.

For all other inquiries, contact us at thefigureone@gmail.com.

Cover art“Design for Export Furniture” (Chinese, ca. 1800) by Anonymous

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