Fledgling Rag


Fledgling Rag is a national poetry journal whose contributors have included state poets laureate from Maryland, Rhode Island, and South Carolina and poets who have won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Newbery Medal. We've also published poems by poets whose work has appeared in Poetry, Best New Poets, and The Best American Poetry.


Our collective life is consumed with reading and listening, listening and reading poetry. We attend dozens of poetry readings throughout the year and read thousands of poems in our mornings and our evenings.


There are so many marvelously talented and hard-working poets in nearly every corner of the world who write well-crafted, intelligent, and emotional poems. We feel blessed when our eyes linger inside those lines. We are deeply connected to the humility and fragility in most of us.


We solicit all poetry from the individual poets.


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