Poetry Northwest

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Michael Bazzett, Meghan Maguire Dahn, Richard Kenney, Karen An-Hwei Lee, Heather McHugh, Nate Klug, Margaret Ross, Cody Walker, Kary Wayson
Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 15 to Mar 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$22 / year
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

We publish the best in contemporary poetry — exploring the intersection of poetry and the other arts and sciences, enhancing the role that poetry plays in enriching public discourse and maintaining a purposeful quality of life. As the Northwest's oldest literary magazine (established in 1959), we serve as a recognized forum where local, regional, and national writers, artists, and audiences connect. Print values inform our vision of poetry’s durability: poems, visual arts, and cultural commentary are orchestrated to bring the printed page to life.

Tips From the Editor

We favor no particular forms or styles. Rather, we're on the lookout for richness of language, poems that offer an experience, palpable or possible, of being in the world, poems that articulate a biography of imagination, that revel in slow time, deep time, upend-able sense. Founding editor Carolyn Kizer placed a special emphasis on encouraging the “raw, emerging talents, the neglected and overlooked,” and we continue to see ourselves as a gateway into the profession, remaining insistently open to young and emerging writers, alongside voices well-known and loved.

Contact Information

Aaron Barrell and Erin Malone, Editors
2000 Tower Street
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Last updated: Jan 03, 2018