The Origami Poems Project has been publishing free microchaps of poetry since 2009.  We're a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation registered in the State of Rhode Island with our 501(c)3 Non-Profit Federal designation as of 2013.

Free Poetry is our mantra... trying to help the world one microchap at a time.  In April 2017 we will publish 'The Best of Kindness, II,' a collection of poems submitted during our 2nd Annual 'Kindness' contest. 

We are closed for submissions from March 15 - April 15 and July 1 - August 31

  • Send your work of one (1) to six (6) poems.  We prefer original work but will consider (include) previously published poetry that may enhance or complete the collection submitted. 
  • Read some of our current publications presented on the home page to see the format best suited to our microchaps.  We've included poems of single line length to multi-line fictional efforts. 

    We prefer work that is not exceedingly dark, depressive, or relentlessly violent and/or abusive.  In other words, open the window and give us some air and light by the time we've completed our journey with your work.

  • Only original, unpublished poems (as of our publishing) are considered eligible for our Pushcart Prize nominations at the end of the year (closing date for these nominations is December 1st so keep this in mind).