Beloit Poetry Journal

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Genres Published: 
Poetry
Subgenres: 
Representative Authors: 
Sherman Alexie, Bruce Bond, Eduardo C. Corral, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., Janice N. Harrington, Janet Holmes, Jenny Johnson, Fady Joudah, Douglas Kearney, Khaled Mattawa, Mary Molinary, A.E. Stallings, Susan Tichy, G.C. Waldrep, Greg Wrenn, Ocean Vuong
Formats: 
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
The majority
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
3
Issue Price: 
$10
Subscription Price: 
$25/yr, $65/3 yr
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

Since 1950, the BPJ has been publishing poetry that matters. We are open to a wide range of forms and styles in contemporary poetry. We are always watching for new poets, quickened language, and poems with a fresh purchase on the political or social landscape.

Tips From the Editor

The senior editors (Rachel Contreni Flynn and Kirun Kapur) read every poem we receive. We do not charge reading fees during our general reading periods (January 1-31 and July 1-August 31); have two contest reading periods that require fees, the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry (February 1-April 30) and the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series (September 1-November 30); allow simultaneous submissions; and are conscientious about responding to manuscripts promptly. In return, we ask that you honor our guidelines, listed on our website.

Contact Information

Rachel Contreni Flynn, Editor
P.O. Box 1450
Windham
ME
04062
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Last updated: Jan 24, 2022