Toothpick Poetry

Toothpick Poetry is a poetry zine that publishes poems to clean your teeth with. Toothpick poems are (usually) thin, (usually) one stanza long poems that fit on half of a standard size of paper (8.5’’x11’’). Like toothpicks, they should be full of surprises: some are flavored, different colors, flat, round, even gold. Of course, surprises sometimes come with bending the rules.

Everyone published will get at least one copy of the zine sent to them by mail. We may also begin to have a free online way of viewing current and past issues, yet that is in the future.

Submissions are currently open. Look at our submission guidelines below before emailing us at

submission guidelines

submit here/contact us