O, pen, again

January 24, 2015

photo by Ramsey Mohsen

Now and then we like to offer some encouragement to those of you who know you should be submitting poems for publication. Here’s a list. These are national publications based in the Cascadia region. The links take you to the submission guidelines. We can’t make it a whole lot easier. Get busy.

A River and Sound Review ~ open reading period is February 1 to May 31.

Alice Blue Review ~ is accepting submissions.

Burnside Review ~ accepts submissions year-round.

Cascadia Review ~ considers submissions year-round.

Clover, A Literary Rag ~ accepting submissions now for the Summer 2015 issue.

High Desert Journal ~ reads submissions year-round.

Isthmus ~ reads submissions year-round.

Jeopardy ~ is accepting submissions through March 2, 2015.

The Monarch Review ~ reads submissions year-round.

The Other Journal ~ accepting submissions for ‘The Trauma Issue’ until February 1, 2015.

Pacifica Literary Review ~ open to submissions September 15th to May 15th.

PageBoy Magazine ~ reads submissions year-round.

Poetry Northwest ~ accepts submissions September 15 – March 15.

Portland Review ~ accepting submissions through January 31, 2015.

Raven Chronicles ~ submission guidelines for the summer/fall 2015 issue will be posted in February.

The Seattle Review ~ accepts long-form submissions year-round.

Shark Reef ~ is accepting submissions through March 31, 2015.

Silk Road Review ~ reads submissions year-round.

StringTown Magazine ~ reads submissions year-round (submit by mail only).

Switched-on Gutenberg ~ is accepting poems on the theme “excuses” November 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

Tin House ~ accepts submissions September 1 through May 31.

Willow Springs ~ accepts submissions between September 1 and May 31.

Windfall ~ will accept poems of place for the spring issue until February 1, 2015.

Poet, submit.

NOTE 1: Literary journals come and go. We try to keep track of those in the region, but if you know of one that is not listed among the NW lit scene links in the sidebar, at right, please leave a comment!

NOTE 2: This list focuses on literary journal submissions and does not include contests, prizes or chapbook awards (for example, Crab Creek Review, Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Competition, Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest).

NOTE 3: Before submitting your work, always read a copy of the publication and read and follow the submission guidelines carefully.
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photo by Ramsey Mohsen

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