Get your mailbox ready to receive good news.
It's that time of year again. During the summer many of us have more time to write and submit, but quite a few journals close their doors to submissions for the summer months. Do not despair. There are still many journals that do read during the summer and some that read only during the summer. This is the first of a 3-part list of those journals, all print. Please note that this year I have done only minimal updates. Be sure to check website.
I've added links for your convenience. I've also indicated the number of issues per year, the submission period dates, which journals accept simultaneous submissions, and which ones accept online submissions. If you find an error, please let me know.
**Indicates that simultaneous submission is ok
Unless otherwise indicated, the journal accepts online submissions.
If no dates are given, the journal reads all year.
**American Poetry Review—6x-tabloid
**Asheville Poetry Review—3x—Jan. 15-July 15
**Atlanta Review—2x—deadlines June 1 & Dec 1
reads all year, but slower in summer
**Bat City Review—1x—June 1-Nov 1
**Beloit Poetry Journal—3x—June 1-Aug 31
**Black Warrior Review—2x—June 1-Sept 1
**Briar Cliff Review—1x—deadline Nov 1
email sub ok
$3 reading fee /pays $50
**Columbia Journal—2x—March 1- Sept 15
**Columbia Poetry Review—1x—July 1-Nov 1
**Crab Orchard Review—2x—Aug 15-Nov 5 (special issue)
**Cream City Review—2x—Aug 1-Nov 1
Cutthroat—1x—July 15-Oct 1
**Edison Literary Review—1x
Field—2x—August 1-May 31
**The Florida Review—2x—Aug 1-May 31 (subscribers all year)
**The Fourth River—1x—opens July 1
Summer Journals G - P
Summer Journals Q - Z