The Poetry Project

The Recluse

The Recluse is The Poetry Project’s annual literary magazine. After going digital in 2014, in 2020 we will continue to present digital content, available without a paywall, and we will also publish a limited edition print version of the magazine.

The Recluse, rather than reiterating the vision of solitary and distant poet/genius, is fundamentally about sociality, about communication and community. The launch — along with the workshop reading and the volunteer and intern reading — is one in a trilogy of free parties we host to mark the end of the season, to celebrate the creative work that grows in and around this collective space we make together. In further celebration of that collectivity, each contributor receives a free Poetry Project membership, in addition to a $50 honorarium. We encourage submissions from writers of all experiences, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses, as well as writers who have never published before. Each issue is edited collaboratively by Project staff.

If you are interested in submitting your work to The Recluse, view our submission guidelines.

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