Monday, June 8, 2009

Journals That Read in the Summer—Part 1

Summer is when many of us have more time for at last sending off those poems that have been waiting for our attention. The problem is that a number of the journals on our lists don't read in the summer. However, there are journals that do read during all or part of the summer. Here's Part 1 of my list of those journals. Please note that these are all print journals. Also, please note that it might not be one hundred percent accurate as journals often change their guidelines or cease to exist. Check guidelines at the journal's website. Then please, if you find an error, let me know. Good luck! Parts 2 and 3 will follow.

**indicates that simultaneous submission is ok
x indicates the number of times the journal publishes per year
If dates are not included, that means the journal reads all year

**American Poetry Journal—2x
(summer only for subscribers)

American Poetry Review--6x-tabloid

**Another Chicago Magazine-2x-Feb-Aug 31

**Ascent-3x, shorter poems pref

**Asheville Poetry Review--3x--deadline July 15

**Atlanta Review--deadlines June 1 & Dec 1

**Baltimore Review-2x (sub by email)

**Barn Owl Review—1x—June 1--Nov. 30—email sub

**Barrow Street--2x

**Bat City Review—May 1-Nov 1-1x

**Bateau—year round—2x—email sub

Beloit Poetry Journal--3x

Birmingham Poetry Review-2x--deadlines Nov 1 & May 1

**Black Warrior Review-2x

**Briar Cliff Review--1x-Aug 1-Nov 1

**Burnside Review—2x—email sub ok

**Caketrain—1x—email sub ok

**Cave Wall--Aug--Sept (check as dates were not posted for fall reading)

**Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts—July 1-Dec 1

Cider Press Review—1x-email subs—April 1-Aug 31

**Cimarron Review—4x

**Cold Mountain Review—2x—Aug 1 thru May

**Columbia Poetry Review—Aug 1-Nov 30


**Connecticut Poetry Review-1x

**Connecticut Review--deadlines Sept 1 & Feb 1

**Crab Orchard Review (for special issue)


5 AM--2x-tabloid

**Five Fingers-1x-June 1-Aug 30

**The Florida Review--2x

Fulcrum-1x-June thru August 31

**Gargoyle-1x--June 1--Sept

**Greatcoat—2x—email subs only


**The Grove Review—2x—Aug 1 deadline for fall issue

Hanging Loose--3x

**Harpur Palate—2x

**Harvard Review—2x

**Hayden’s Ferry--2x

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  1. Oh wow! This is soooo helpful! Thank you. :)

  2. What a generous post! You have gone to some effort to offer this, and thank you for it. I'm going to get out my files and do something about it.

  3. Hi! Just came across your blog. You probably know about this site, but I was recently turned on to Duotrope Digest (, which has a comprehensive database of journals both online and in print. You can search the database with various limitations - one of which is to exclude temporarily closed venues. Thought you and your readers might find it a further aid to summer publishing.

    Best to you!


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