An online journal of poetry and prose produced by Pratt Institute’s MFA in Writing, The Felt is interested in the creation and cultivation of emancipatory poetic spaces for felt sentiments that have been marginalized, displaced, or estranged from the dominant culture. Like the textile of its namesake, The Felt is an intricate entanglement unlimited in every direction. We strive to publish disobedient and daring work that invites departure, resistance, engagement, and the collaborative, tender-hearted making of new knowledge. 


The Felt is a project that endeavors to shelter those feelings that were, in Audre Lorde's words, "never meant to survive." In terms of poetics, we're talking about those feelings that are tenderly susceptible and diabolically risk-taking. That cross boundaries of linguistics and genre and as a result might have difficulty being published in more conventional literary journals. That surge in concert with every Black body shot in the street, every trans body under constant threat of violence, every friend's heart and body that weakens and gives up. And in doing so become utterly vital, gain energy and action, find new strength and meaning in community with others.

The Felt seeks submissions of language-based poetics, image-based poetics, and the limitless ether of "etc." Although we don't have a set page limit, please use discretion and don't send us an entire manuscript. If you read our previous submissions, you'll find it is very easy to get an idea of what we are interested in.

The Felt