About Emerge…

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

We are a new journal of online and print poetry dedicated to emerging poets and their words. We aim to publish poets who are currently emerging on the literary scene and seek those with less than five publishing credits. We recognize how hard it can be to get that first publishing credit and hope to be a foundation for the poets seeking to be published here.

We love prefer free verse–words with passion, voice, and place. We look for images that linger, that we can take with us to bed at night, ideas used in magnificent ways. Bring us your castles.

Official Launch!

Ok, so it’s not February 1st, but we couldn’t resist launching Emerge now that all the work is done. We are so excited about the outcome that we couldn’t help but want to share it with everyone right away! So go ahead, take a peek! You know you want to…. Emerge Literary Journal, Issue One – February 2012

We’d also like to take the time to thank our contributors for their time and work. Without you, we wouldn’t have a first issue, so thank you so very much! And, please don’t worry if a particular poem didn’t make it’s way to the February issue…that just means it will be included in our print edition in June!