lean and loafe.

a journal for new poetry

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lean and loafe is a new poetry journal that prioritises humanist writing and ecopoetics. Inspired by modernist and mid-century poetry, we seek work synthesising consciousness with spatial poetics.

We pay £20 for every published piece.

Please read our guidelines before submitting. We are currently an online journal.

Our reading periods are:

1st July - 1st September 2022

Each submission costs £3.

You may submit 1-3 poems per fee. Prose and poetry feedback is also available. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please mention this in your email submission; we are very understanding. Please pay here.

Our journal relies on your fees and donations. Thank you for your support.



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For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

Walt Whitman

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