Really System is a journal of poetry and extensible poetics. We seek new, interesting writing that exhibits a keen awareness of the forms, patterns, and channels through which we find ourselves connected with other people, other things, other worlds. We are looking for vibrant poems inflected by our shared technocultural moment and the ways it envelops us, fascinates us, dances with us, ignores us, and fails us. We are open to poems of any length or form.

Really System's approach to extensible poetics is expressed through features published during the periods between issues in RS_Lab, offering alternate visualizations, statistical analyses, and recombinations of the text published in each issue.

Really System is published quarterly online, with a small-run print annual featuring highlights from the year's poetry and experiments. If you feel your work is a good match for Really System, we invite you to submit your poems to us.

The reading period for Issue Fifteen is open until June 1, 2017. Click here to read our submission guidelines. If you have questions, please contact

Patrick Williams, Founder & Editor-in-Chief