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.

Feel free to share the link to this list, but please do not copy and reproduce the list at another site or copy and reproduce it in print.

Print Journals that accept unsolicited reviews


American Poetry Journal
query J.P. Laughing Bear

Arts & Letters
query first

Asheville Poetry Review
query editor Keith Flynn

Bateau  (500 word max)
may query
Currently on Hiatus

Bone Bouquet
books published within the last 4 years


Boston Review (microreviews—also appear online)
must query


Carolina Quarterly

The Chatahoochee Review
must query in writing first

Chicago Review

Cold Mountain Review (1000-2000 words)

Colorado Review
Must query first

Cream City Review 
query the book review editor Cara Ogburn

Denver Quarterly

Florida Review  (500 to 1000 words)

The Georgia Review
must query first in writing

Gigantic Sequins

Green Mountains Review
query editor Neil Shepard

Hartskill Review
e-mail query to

Hiram Poetry Review
please query first

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

Indian River Review—1000 words

Indiana Review

Iowa Review
publishes reviews in the print journal and online journal


Keyhole Magazine—more than 200 words, no max
query editor Peter Cole

Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion

The Literary Review

The Los Angeles Review

Louisiana Literature
query first

Main Street Rag (600 word reviews)
e-mail the review to
do not query first


Mid-American Review (400 word reviews)
query book review editor Mark Baumgartner

The Minnesota Review
may query Janelle Watson

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

New Orleans Review
query Book Review Editor Mary McCay

North American Review
must query first

Parnassus Poetry Review

must query Wayne Miller

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

Prairie Schooner

Puerto del Sol

Redactions: Poetry & Poetics

Red Rock Review

The Saint Ann's Review

Saint Katherine Review
query Editor: Kathleen Norris

The South Carolina Review

The Southeast Review (800-1000 words)
query book review editor Azita Osanloo

Southern Humanities Review (max 1200 words)

The Southampton Review


So To Speak (brief review, maximum of 300 words)

Sugar House Review
may query review editor Michael McLane

Sycamore Review
query first: sycamore(@)

Tarpaulin Sky (query not required)

Texas Review

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 first

Online Journals that accept unsolicited reviews

The Adirondack Review

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

Avatar Review (up to 1500 words)

Big City Lit
Query first

Black Heart Magazine (max 600 words)

Blue Fifth Review  (750-2000 words)
query editor

Blue Lyra Review

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

Breakwater Review


Catch & Release (max 1500 words)

The Centrifugal Eye (500-1500 words)
query editor Eve Anthony Hanninen:

Cider Press Review (500 words)

The Collagist

Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing
query Suzannah Windsor, at
interviews but no book reviews

Connotation Press
May query but not necessary—see online form

The Country Dog Review (interviews also)
must query first:

The Critical Flame
may query

The Frank Martin Review
reviews appear on the blog

Flycatcher Journal
query Chris Martin

Free Verse    (1000-1500 words)
query Jon Thompson

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

Glint Literary Journal

Gulf Stream Lit Mag (first books only)

Harvard Review
query editor Christina Thompson:

Literary Mama
books reviewed must focus on motherhood
send submission to

The Literateur (700 words)

A women’s journal but men are welcome to submit
query first

Menacing Hedge

The Mom Egg (max. roughly 750 words)
Query first:

The Museum of Americana
Query first:

New England Review (500-1000 words)
digital NER

Offcourse (up to 1000 words)

The Pedestal Magazine
must query first

Poemeleon  (shorter reviews preferred)
queries are preferable to Cati Porter

Poets' Quarterly (500-2000 words)

Prick of the Spindle

Prime Number Magazine (500 words)
Query for longer reviews

The Quivering Pen (1000-2500 words
query: David Abrams

Rain Taxi   (500 words)

Raven Chronicles

Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal

Rougarou (500-800 words)

The Rumpus

Scapegoat Review (800 words max, new books only)

Serving House Review (up to 5000 words)

Shattercolors (1200-8000 words)

Query Book Review Editor Sarah Kennedy (
before sending reviews.

Smartish Pace

query  Letitia Trent at

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

email with "query-review" as the subject line to

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

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

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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