Blast Furnace

Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Priscilla Atkins, C.L. Bledsoe, Dorothy Brooks, Mary L. Brown, Elijah Burrell, Alan Caitlin, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Jill Crammond Wickham, Athena Dixon-DeMary, Maria DiLorenzo, Jeffrey G. Dodd, Jim Elledge, Ann Eichler Kolakowski, Peter Fernbach, Jennifer Gresham, Kevin Heaton, Katharyn Howd Machan, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, Brittany Klein, Lita A. Kurth, Margaret LeMay-Lewis, Jill McCabe Johnson, Jim McGarrah, Sherry O'Keefe, Melissa Lindstrum, Susan V. Meyers, Marilyn Paarlberg, R.A. Pavoldi, Andrew Rihn, James Robison, Barbara Sabol, Michael Sarnowski, Jennifer Saunders, David Schultz, Charles Springer, N. A'Yara Stein, Mark Thalman, Michelle Tocarczyk, William S. Webster, Karen J. Weyant, Carolyne Whelan, Will Watson, Ron Yazinski, Rachel Voss, Michael Sukach, John Cullen, John Elliott, Rudrani Sarma, Laura Taylor, Lora Keller, Barbara Young, Michael Salcman, KG Newman, Michael Haeflinger, Laura Leslie, Bryan Merck, Barbara Ellen Baldwin, Rusty Kjarvik, Clinton Inman, Justin Kinnear, Mahtem Shiferraw, Ted Jean, Wesley Rohrer, Lily Chiu, William Doreski, Joanna Anos, Mark Goad, John Sibley Williams, Walter William Safar, D. Gilson, Bob Walicki, Angele Ellis, David Ades, Jason Baldinger, Dawn Corrigan, Carl Palmer, Brad Johnson, C.J. Harrington, Christopher Petruccelli, Christopher Fields, Sheryl St. Germain
Web, E-publication, Print, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 2 to Dec 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
about 25
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

Our mission is to publish refined poetry by "poets of place," with themes deeply rooted in place. We value refined poetry that is architecturally functional and distinctive on the page. We value poetry that is stripped--burnt down--to its purest state, in both form and context. We value brave poetry that takes risks and, therefore, resonates with a discriminating audience. We value soulful poetry from the core--recited or read aloud--as it was originally intended.

Tips From the Editor

Please do:

- review the submission guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posted on our website.
- review past issues of Blast Furnace.
- submit up to three (3) unpublished poems during a call for submissions period.
- provide a brief bio with your poetry submission.

Please do not:

- submit work when the submission period has closed.
- submit poetry with misspellings or glaring grammatical errors.
- submit a piece that has been previously published.
- submit work within the two (2) year period following publication of one or more of your poems in Blast Furnace.

Contact Information

Rebecca Clever, Editor/Publisher
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017