Southeast Missouri State University Press

Southeast Missouri State University

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 twice a year, spring and fall.

Subscriptions are $10 per year postpaid within the United States; $14 postpaid outside the U.S.

Prepayment is required.


Sample Copy

A sample copy of The Cape Rock can be purchased for $6 (postage paid). 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.

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English Department,
Southeast Missouri State University