Bear Review

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Derrick Austin, Ruth Awad, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Chen Chen, Cynthia Cruz, Chelsea Dingman, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Stephen Dunn, John Gallaher, Mag Gabbert, Forrest Gander, Henry Goldcamp, Lea Graham, Arielle Greenberg, Brian Henry, Joy Katz, Virginia Konchan, Kyle Carrero Lopez, Ruth Madievsky, Cynthia Manick, Randall Mann, Shane McCrae, Megan Merchant, Jenny Molberg, Rusty Morrison, Simone Muench, Miguel Murphy, Eric Pankey, DA Powell, Carl Phillips, Dean Rader, Justin Phillip Reed, Esteban Rodriguez, Lisa Russ Spaar, Tomaz Salamun, Enzo Silon Surin, Nomi Stone, Mathias Svalina, Shelly Taylor, Monica Youn
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Jun 30
Jul 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

The editors of Bear Review are open to a wide variety of poetry, and they read submissions all year. The magazine publishes two issues a year: one in the fall, and one in the spring. 

Tips From the Editor

We’re big readers, so we admire pieces that make the old new. We also dig aesthetic competence and a poet's understanding of how their piece is situated within or outside of genre and literary tradition. That said, we really do admire experimentation and blurred genres, so long as the writer brings the heat.

Our only criteria when reviewing poetry: your writing is alive on the page, is clear enough for the reader, has urgency or something at stake. 

Contact Information

Marcus Myers, Co-founding co-editor
4211 Holmes Street
Kansas City
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Last updated: Aug 16, 2022