Rinky Dink Press: Now Seeking Submissions of Micropoetry

Written by Ella Peary | July 27, 2017

Rinky Dink Press is a microzine publishing single-author collections of micropoetry. With the slogan, “micropoetry for the people,” they are on a mission to put poetry in everyone’s pocket—and hand—by printing beautifully handcrafted, travel-sized fine art books. Diminutive in size but not in standards, Rinky Dink is looking for skillfully crafted, finely-honed verse. They like poetry that is lyrical yet focused, artful, and at the same time, aware of its purpose. To get a sense of their aesthetic, you can read excerpts from their chapbooks online, as well as browse photos of their print editions.

Rinky Dink Press is based in Phoenix and run by a collective of poets and artist. They have been publishing chapbooks of micropoetry since 2016. So far, they’ve released three sets of books with ten, single-author titles in each series. They accept submissions year round.

Poets may submit five to six micropoems, 25 to 40 words apiece. The poems may be connected in a single narrative, or adhere to a loose theme. Submitting poets should note that micropoems are not haiku.

Rinky Dink Press accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors let them know right away if their work is published elsewhere.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Rinky Dink Press, please visit their website at https://rinkydinkpress.com/submission-guidelines/.