shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Shot Glass Journal is an on-line poetry journal devoted to short poetry. The journal focuses on both free verse and form poetry of 16 lines or less. Issues are posted at the end of the January, May and September.

Shot Glass Journal will accept NO MORE THAN FIVE POEMS per poet, so please submit your best poems. Submissions are accepted year-round. Issues will be posted at the end of the January, May and September, with submissions closing on 1st of the posted months.

You may submit any original, unpublished short poetry with 16 lines or less to Shot Glass Journal via Submittable, our on-line submission program.

Muse-Pie Press's policy is to not consider previously published poems. If a poem is posted on a blog, website, or social-networking site, or another online journal, we consider it published. If a poem is posted in a private writing forum and intended only for feedback or community support then we do not consider that published.

Due to the limited selection of poets per issue, response to submissions may be withheld until just prior to the journal posting.

Any inquiries should be addressed to Shot Glass Journal Editor at

The rights to poems that are published through Muse-Pie Press remain those of the poets.