The National Poetry Review

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Dec 1 - Mar 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Issues per Year: 
varies
Issue Price: 
$15 US
Subscription: 
$15 US
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Editorial Focus: 

Distinction,innovation, linguistic joie de vivre. We believe in the marriage of delight and wisdom. We believe in the value of rich sound. We believe in the beautiful—even if that beauty is not in the situation of the poem but simply its sounds, images, or structure. Dazzle us.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please send your best work. While we can appreciate "accessibility," we value artistry even more. We would like to understand your work with vigilant reading, but moreover we want to enjoy it. We tend not to like overly personal poems, overly self-centered poems, or poems about the writer's family.

Contact Information
C. J. Sage, Editor
PO Box 2080
Aptos,
California
95001-2080

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Last updated: June 20, 2012

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

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