Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Journals That Publish Poetry Book Reviews

(updated 9/15)

Here is a list of journals, print and online, that publish unsolicited reviews of poetry books. I hope it will encourage you to write and submit reviews. I will periodically update this. If you spot errors, please let me know. You are welcome to suggest possible additions to the list, but keep in mind that I do not post scroll-down or pdf sites.

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Print Journals that accept unsolicited reviews

Adanna

American Poetry Journal
query J.P. Laughing Bear editor@americanpoetryjournal.com

Arts & Letters
query first al@gcsu.edu

Asheville Poetry Review
query editor Keith Flynn editor@ashevillereview.com

Bateau  (500 word max)
may query info@bateaupress.org
Currently on Hiatus

Bone Bouquet
books published within the last 4 years

Borderlands
query  borderlands_tpr@hotmail.com

Boston Review (microreviews—also appear online)
must query editors@bostonreview.net

Caesura
query  caesura@pcsj.org

Carolina Quarterly
query cquarter@unc.edu

The Chatahoochee Review
must query in writing first

Chicago Review

Cold Mountain Review (1000-2000 words)
query  coldmountain@appstate.edu

Colorado Review
Must query first creview@colostate.edu

Cream City Review 
query the book review editor Cara Ogburn ceogburn@uwm.edu

Denver Quarterly
query  kkelsey@du.edu

Florida Review  (500 to 1000 words)
query   flreview@mail.ucf.edu

The Georgia Review
must query first in writing

Gigantic Sequins

Green Mountains Review
query editor Neil Shepard   gmr@jsc.vsc.edu

Hartskill Review
e-mail query to jhjalmerlind@gmail.com

Hiram Poetry Review
please query first  poetryreview@hiram.edu

The Hudson Review
will not respond to e-mail queries; send the review Jan 1-March 31

Indian River Review—1000 words

Indiana Review
query inreview@indiana.edu 

Iowa Review
publishes reviews in the print journal and online journal

Kestrel
Query   kestrel@fairmontstate.edu

Keyhole Magazine—more than 200 words, no max
query editor Peter Cole peter@keyholemagazine.com

Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion

The Literary Review
query tlr@fdu.edu

The Los Angeles Review
lareview.bookreviews@gmail.com
query  lareview.bookreviews@gmail.com

Louisiana Literature
query first   lalit@selu.edu

Main Street Rag (600 word reviews)
e-mail the review to editor@mainstreetrag.com
do not query first

Mantis
Query: mantisreviews@gmail.com

Mid-American Review (400 word reviews)
query book review editor Mark Baumgartner mbaumga@bgnet.bgsu.edu

The Minnesota Review
may query Janelle Watson   editors@theminnesotareview.org

Missouri Review
accepts online submissions for a fee of $3. Also accepts by snail mail, no fee.

New Delta Review

New Letters  (300-800 words if single book review—samples online)
query by letter or try  newletters@umkc.edu

New Orleans Review
query Book Review Editor Mary McCay mccay@loyno.edu

North American Review
must query first nar@uni.edu

Parnassus Poetry Review

Pleiades
must query Wayne Miller   waynemiller5@yahoo.com

Poetry Flash
1450 Fourth Street, #4
Berkeley, CA 94710
query Attention: Joyce Jenkins, Editor/Publisher

Prairie Schooner

Puerto del Sol
query puerto@nmsu.edu

Redactions: Poetry & Poetics

Red Rock Review
query richard_logsdon@ccsn.nevada.edu

The Saint Ann's Review
query sareview@saintanns.k12.ny.us

Saint Katherine Review
query Editor: Kathleen Norris knorris@stkath.org

The South Carolina Review


The Southeast Review (800-1000 words)
query book review editor Azita Osanloo serbookreview@gmail.com

Southern Humanities Review (max 1200 words)
Query shrengl@mail.auburn.edu

The Southampton Review

Sou’wester

So To Speak (brief review, maximum of 300 words)
query sts@gmu.edu

Sugar House Review
may query review editor Michael McLane   editors@sugarhousereview.com

Sycamore Review
query first: sycamore(@)purdue.edu

Tarpaulin Sky (query not required)
reviews@tarpaulinsky.com

Texas Review
query eng_pdr@shsu.edu

Third Coast  (500-2000 words)
Prefers reviews of first or second books, small presses
Do not query

Weave Magazine (500-800 words)

Willow Springs
query willow.springs@mail.ewu.edu

Yemassee
query first editor@yemasseejournal.org


Online Journals that accept unsolicited reviews

The Adirondack Review

Adroit (500-1500 words)
reviews published on their blog

Avatar Review (up to 1500 words)
Query  contact.us@avatarreview.net

Big City Lit
Query first  editors@nycBigCityLit.com

Black Heart Magazine (max 600 words)
Query

Blue Fifth Review  (750-2000 words)
query editor  bluefifth@gmail.com

Blue Lyra Review
query: bluelyrareview@gmail.com

Boxcar Poetry Review  (500-1500 words)
reviews of first books only 
query editor Neil Aitken   editor@boxcarpoetry.com

Breakwater Review
query  breakwaterreview@gmail.com

Cahoodaloodaling

Catch & Release (max 1500 words)

The Centrifugal Eye (500-1500 words)
query editor Eve Anthony Hanninen: centrifugaleye@gmail.com

Cider Press Review (500 words)

The Collagist

Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing
query Suzannah Windsor, at editor@composejournal.com
interviews but no book reviews

Connotation Press
May query but not necessary—see online form

The Country Dog Review (interviews also)
must query first: countrydogreview@gmail.com

The Critical Flame
may query info@criticalflame.org

The Frank Martin Review
reviews appear on the blog
query    frankmartinreview@gmail.com

Flycatcher Journal
query Chris Martin  chris@flycatcherjournal.org

Free Verse    (1000-1500 words)
query Jon Thompson   jont@unity.ncsu.edu

Galatea Resurrects   (no word limit/ no limit on pub date)
query and submit to editor Eileen Tabios: GalateaTen@aol.com
takes previously published and new

Glint Literary Journal

Gulf Stream Lit Mag (first books only)
query   gulfstreamlitmag@gmail.com

Harvard Review
query editor Christina Thompson: cathomps@fas.harvard.edu

Literary Mama
books reviewed must focus on motherhood
send submission to  reviews@literarymama.com

The Literateur (700 words)

Melusine
A women’s journal but men are welcome to submit
query first sub2melusine@gmail.com

Menacing Hedge

The Mom Egg (max. roughly 750 words)
Query first:   info@themomegg.com

The Museum of Americana
Query first:    themuseumofamericana@gmail.com

New England Review (500-1000 words)
digital NER

Offcourse (up to 1000 words)
query     offcourse@albany.edu

The Pedestal Magazine
must query first pedmagazine@carolina.rr.com

Poemeleon  (shorter reviews preferred)
queries are preferable to Cati Porter    editor@poemeleon.org

Poets' Quarterly (500-2000 words)
Query: reviews@poetsquarterly.com

Prick of the Spindle

Prime Number Magazine (500 words)
Query for longer reviews   Editors@PrimeNumberMagazine.com

The Quivering Pen (1000-2500 words
query: David Abrams thequiveringpen@gmail.com

Rain Taxi   (500 words)

Raven Chronicles
Query:  editors@ravenchronicles.org

Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal

Rougarou (500-800 words)
query   rougaroueditors@gmail.com

The Rumpus

Scapegoat Review (800 words max, new books only)

Serving House Review (up to 5000 words)

Shattercolors (1200-8000 words)

Shenandoah
Query Book Review Editor Sarah Kennedy (skennedy@mbc.edu)
before sending reviews.

Smartish Pace

Stirring
query  Letitia Trent at reviews@sundresspublications.com

Swithback (500-2000 words)

Talking Writing (800-2000 words)
use form at the site to query

Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments
Max 3000 words

32 Poems
1000+ words

Triquarterly
email with "query-review" as the subject line to TriQuarterly@northwestern.edu

Unsplendid
reviews of books of formal poetry

Up the Staircase Quarterly

Valparaiso Poetry Review
Edward Byrne, editor
query VPR@Valpo.Edu

Whale Road Review (500 words or less)
send to whaleroadreview@gmail.com

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal

The Writing Disorder


In Addition, if you didn’t find what you need

NewPages also lists and links to publications that specialize in reviews.

NewPages also has an extensive list of online journals, many of which
run reviews. Links are provided.

Poets & Writers online has links to the websites of dozens of journals.


Places that publish pre-publication reviews

The following do not accept unsolicited reviews but assign books for review. Books need to be sent in advance of publication date:

American Book Review
ABR cannot accept reviews after a book is more than six months old, even though it's sometimes much longer before it actually appears in their pages. Send book as early as possible, preferably before the publication date.
American Book Review
School of Arts & Sciences
University of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901
americanbookreview@uhv.edu

Library Journal
wants pre-publication galleys 3 months in advance of publication date
Book Review Editor
Library Journal
160 Varick Street, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10013

Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly Poetry Reviews
360 Park Avenue South

New York, NY 10010


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