Essay Call for Issue (7): Annulet

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Annulet: A Journal of Poetics
contact email: 

Annulet: A Journal of Poetics seeks submissions of literary criticism for our seventh issue.

Among its meanings, "annulet" means a little ring. As a literary journal, we are committed to bringing into closer conjunction poetry, poetics-driven prose, and public-facing scholarship and criticism. 

In particular, we are looking for short form close reads of any poem, or any prose passage, from any point in the literary-historical record. We call these micro-readings "annulets.” Scholarly at heart and approachable in practice (or: things that are a little too weird for peer review), we consider these pieces to be the cherry of an article, and more fun. Longer form criticism, or “comparatives,” should consider more than one thing in conjunction with each other. Reconfigured selections from conference papers, talks, and lectures are welcome as long as they are not elsewhere in print.

Along with critical essays, we consider hybrid literary essays, comment on topics in poetics, paeans (essays on reading and place), garlands (essays on writers whose work is yet to be or out of print), and reviews. Find a list of titles of interest on our website under our submissions guidelines. 

Annulets should be no longer than 1500 words. Comparatives and paeans may go up to 5000 words. Other essays should be around 2500 words.

Please review our full submissions guidelines at, and send work or queries to

In order to receive full consideration for Issue (7), please send your work by no later than March 1st. We are also considering work for Issue (8), which will be released in the fall, for which the deadline will be October 1st.