Summer 2017: Update

An update from the editor of TAB...  
Posted: 2017-05-20 More...

TAB News & Plans!


TAB is making some changes. We've been up and running for two years, each year we rethink the design, and we continue to tinker with the possibilities of our print and electronic formats.

The 2015 print issue will be published in January and has a very different look than last year's print issue, which had a very different look than the previous year's print issue. This time, think poetry map!

In 2015, the electronic issues will be somewhat larger and will appear on the second Wednesday every other month: March, May, July, September, November. We'll include each contributor's hometown (think poetry map), and we'll include audio for at least one poem by each poetry contributor so that we consistently take advantage of the possibilities of the electronic format and offer something readers can't get in print journals.

We are already reading submissions for 2015. Because of our design focus, we're especially interested in work that has to do with place.

TAB now has a terrific small staff of MFA students who read submissions and write book reviews. This staff helps ensure that all submissions continue to receive at least two readings. While we can't review every book we receive, publishers are welcome to send books for review to TAB, Dept. of English, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866.

Finally, if you live in Southern California, be aware that TAB is part of Tabula Poetica: The Center for Poetry at Chapman University. Tabula Poetica hosts a reading series every fall, and we'd be happy to see our submitters and contributors in the audience. No matter where you live, you can watch the Poetry Talks and Poetry Readings on our YouTube channel:

Posted: 2014-10-23

TAB adds MFA Students to Staff!

Last fall, the Editor trained three MFA students to become staff members for 2014. We welcome Alexis Gobel, David Krausman, and Breanna Henry on board TAB. We hope to add one or two additional positions soon. These new staff members are doing a great job reading submissions, writing book reviews, and handling some public relations. MFA student Michael Tesauro continues his lead position as well, with additional work on our website and new YouTube Channel.  
Posted: 2014-03-26

TAB: The First Anniversary

TAB celebrates its first year of publication!  
Posted: 2014-01-10 More...

Monthly Electronic Issues on Schedule!


Issue #3 is now available and features poems by Mary Biddinger and Oliver de la Paz, bilingual Spanish/English poetry by Jesse Lee Kercheval, and an essay about Muriel Rukeyser by Patricia Grace King.

A new electronic issue will be published on the second Wednesday of each month. The annual print issue appears in January.

You can view all existing issues in this website's ARCHIVES.

Posted: 2013-03-15

Electronic Issues Roll Out


TAB Issue #2, our first fully electronic issue, is now published. It features poems by Hadara Bar-Nadav, Robin Behn, and Evie Shockly and a critical essay by Marjorie Perloff. Note that two of the poems are also published as a downloadable mp3.

You can view all existing issues in this website's ARCHIVES.

If you want to read TAB on your iPad, download the OJS Journals app HERE.

Posted: 2013-02-19

TAB Launches!


TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics launched in January 2013 with a print issue featuring Tabula Poetica visiting poets. The front matter, including the Table of Contents, Mast, and Contributors, is available online for Issue #1.

Get your copy in one of the following ways:

  • Send a check for $10 made out to Chapman University to TAB, Department of English, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866.
  • Become a Tabula Poetica member and pay online at our donations page.
  • Visit our table at the AWP Bookfair in Boston on March 7-9: H2. Cash donations are, of course, appreciated.

Electronic issues will begin in February, so check back soon.

You can always find the current issue by clicking on CURRENT in the menu of this website. Previous issues are stored in the ARCHIVES, also a link in the menu.

Posted: 2013-02-08

Additions to Editorial Staff


TAB welcomes three new members to its Editorial Staff:

Criticism Editor: Brian Glaser

Translation Editor: Alicia Kozameh

Book Review Editor: Karen An-hwei Lee

For step-by-step submission instructions, please read the previous announcement.

Posted: 2012-11-20



Submissions for TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics opened on October 15, 2012. The first issue will appear in January 2013.

Before you submit your poetry, prose, or artwork, please read the Author Guidelines by clicking on the About tab in the menu, then click on Author Guidelines under the Submissions heading. Or just click on this link.

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK, you must create an account and register as an Author in our system so that we can track your submission and communicate with you easily. Once you have an Author account, go directly to our login pageOnce you log in, you can submit your work by following these steps:

1. Click on the menu tab for User Home; that's your account.

2. Click the role of Author.

3. Under "Start a New Submission," click on the CLICK HERE hyperlink.

4. Choose the Journal Section according to what kind of work you're submitting, and use the Comments section if this is an art submission or a poem with special formatting. (You'll include a bio note later.) Click on Save and Continue.

5. Upload your file, then Save and Continue.

6. Enter the Author(s) information and the Title, then Save and Continue. Do not insert an abstract or list contributors/agencies.

7. We prefer to consider one type of work at a time. If you're submitting more than one type of work (e.g., three poems in one fle and a book review in another), you can upload supplementary files. Otherwise, just Save and Continue.

8. On the Confirmation page, click Finish Submission. You must hit this final button to submit your work.

9. When you return to your User-Author page (your account), you will be able to see your submission and track its progress.

We continue to work on this website and the submissions process. If you have questions, contact us at

Posted: 2012-10-17
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