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Submission for the Millennial issue, Able Muse Y2K, is now open.





Able Muse exclusively publishes formal poetry. We are looking for well-crafted poems of any length or subject that employ skillful and imaginative use of meter and rhyme, executed in a contemporary idiom, that reads as naturally as your free verse poems. All forms of formal poetry are welcome. For an example of what we're interested in, check the poetry of Philip Larkin, James Merrill, Elizabeth Bishop, Derek Walcott, Marilyn Hacker, Richard Wilbur, Anthony Hetch....

Able Muse seeks to publish established as well as new voices. We read everything and publish only the best. Send your best!

Send only previously unpublished poems. No simultaneous submissions, please.




Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief bio. A cover letter would be nice, but is not mandatory.  E-mail is the preferred medium of submission, but we also welcome snail mail. For long poems accepted by snail mail, we may request a computer disk. Response time varies from 2 to 8 weeks.

Able Muse also features a humor section of 'light' poetry. We also invite submission of interviews, book reviews and essays on metrical poetry, and black and white photography and artwork (in JPG or GIF format, or a URL with the images.)




Able Muse Y2K is scheduled to appear the beginning of April, 2000. The submission deadline for the issue is March  1, 2000.






Able Muse acquires first-time electronic publication rights. Rights return to the author after publication. We also reserve the right to republish it in a future electronic and/or print anthology. Back issues are archived indefinitely.

Able Muse is a not-for-profit publication. Sorry, we can't pay you until this ezine becomes self-sustaining. We are hoping it will be in the near future.

We offer exposure for your work and the right for you to claim a publishing credit.



Please e-mail submissions as Word, WordPerfect, HTML, ASCII attachments (or simply cut & paste into the e-mail)  to:

Or if you have no access to e-mail, send to (including SASE):

Alex Pepple, Editor
Able Muse Review
467 Saratoga Avenue, #602
San Jose, CA



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