Josephine Quarterly was founded in 2012 by poets Komal Mathew and Jenny Sadre-Orafai in Atlanta. Published online, the editors are interested in work from both established and new voices.

We aim to publish four issues a year, if submissions fit our tastes. Our tastes tend to run wild from Mary Ruefle to Anne Sexton to Bob Hicok to Olena Kalytiak Davis to Zachary Schomburg to Lucille Clifton to Louise Glück. A good poem is a good poem. We know what we want when we see it.


Jenny sadre-orafai

Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of Malak, Paper Cotton Leather, and five chapbooks. Book of Levitations, her poetry collection with Anne Champion, is forthcoming from Trembling Pillow Press in 2019.  She is Professor of English at Kennesaw State University and Executive Director of Georgia Writers Association.


Komal mathew

Komal Mathew is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Crazyhorse, diode, The New RepublicThe Southern ReviewThird Coast, Narrative, Prairie Schooner, and others. She is the owner and editor of Three Revisions