About Rust + Moth

A Journal of Poetry

Rust+Moth is a literary journal committed to imaginative and engaging poetry. Since 2008, we have dedicated ourselves to discovering new writers and presenting their work alongside evocative graphic design. We believe in the vitality of electronic publication and strive to make our social media loud and relevant. We also believe in the tactile appeal of quality print editions.

We accept submissions year-round, and we publish works online as we accept them. We gather our published works into finalized collections four times a year, one for every season, complete with graphic design from Bowler Hat Creative. These collections then become available on our site and in print.

Our editors value work that errs on the side of immediacy, strong images, and heartfelt innovation. We pride ourselves on our quick turnaround time from submission to publication and we encourage you to submit!

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The Rust + Moth Staff

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Matthew Payne

Editor, Correspondence

Matthew Payne has a home in Austin, TX. He plays music under the name The River Has Many Voices.


Michael Young

Editor, Social

Michael Young lives in Fort Collins, CO. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Daphne Magazine, District Lit, and Burningword, among others.


Dr. Suncerae Smith

Editor, Logistics

Suncerae Smith is a PhD chemist who is like unto a small woodland creature in her love of nuts and berries, and her fear of loud noises and wide open spaces. She writes book reviews at Read Well::Reviews.


Josiah Spence

Editor, Website, Graphics, Design

Josiah Spence lacks focus in his life and as a result is a writer, photographer, musician, armchair philosopher, graphic designer, and web developer, among countless other lesser hobbies. He hangs his hat in Texas and hangs his head when he lacks the time to pursue all of the above simultaneously.