Southeast Missouri State University Press

The Cape Rock

At 50 years, The Cape Rock is one of the oldest literary journals in the nation.

“The mindful arrangement of this issue should give hope to any writer looking for a close and empathetic reading. These editors do more than just publish poetry. They also honor the ongoing conversations poets have with their tradition.”

―Elaine Fowler Palencia,

Contact Information

Mailing Address (Note: We no longer accept postal submissions. Please visit our online submission manager, linked at the bottom of our submissions page).
The Cape Rock
Southeast Missouri State University Press
One University Plaza, MS 2650
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Editor: Dr. Dan Crocker
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The Cape Rock appears once a year in the spring.

Subscriptions are $8 per year within the United States; $10 outside, both postpaid. $14 for two years in the U.S., $18 for two years outside the U.S.


Sample Copy

A sample copy of The Cape Rock can be purchased for $6 plus shipping. Our staff will choose a back issue to send. Limit one sample copy per household.


Submissions of poetry and other correspondence are welcome.

Submission Details

Past Issues

Covers of and contributors to past issues of The Cape Rock can be viewed online.

Single issues are $8 plus shipping within the United States; $10 plus shipping outside the U.S.

View Past Issues

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English Department,
Southeast Missouri State University