Original poetry, updated weekly

Linebreak is a weekly magazine with a bias for good poetry. We look for poems that we wish we had written, poems that take us somewhere we didn’t even know we wanted to go. Online submissions of both poetry and prose are welcome throughout the year.


In addition to text, Linebreak publishes audio recordings of all poems. Each poet’s work is read and recorded by another working poet selected by the editors. To that end, we’re always seeking volunteer readers.

If you’re a published poet who is willing and able to create a digital recording, email us at with a brief list of your publications. Put the word “reader” in the subject line, and we’ll get back to you with more information.

Visitors may listen to recordings using the site’s built-in player, or subscribe to a podcast feed of all recordings. The podcast is also available through iTunes.


Linebreak is edited and published by Ash Bowen and Johnathon Williams. Assistant editors include Jennifer Jabaily and Lisa Fay Coutley. Correspondence should be addressed to


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