San Pedro River Review

Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Naomi Shihab Nye, Joseph Millar, William Wright, Marge Piercy, Ellen Bass, Afaa Michael Weaver, Nathalie Handal, Alex Lemon, Walt McDonald, Wendy Barker, Kevin Goodan, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Joe Wilkins, Vivian Shipley, Adrian C. Louis, Larry D. Thomas, Doug Anderson, Frank X. Gaspar, William Trowbridge, Cecilia Woloch, and WD Ehrhart.
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Jan 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
75 - 85%
Contributor copies only
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Issue Price: 
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Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

We prefer poetry and art set in tactile imagery, with a vividness of local detail: characters, places, substantive objects. We shy away from the overtly political or environmental. We like a degree of pathos, subtle drama, a touch of Lorca's 'duende' that loves "ledges and wounds," and a good use of metaphors and similes. We consider all forms of poetry, including prose poems.

Tips From the Editor

TWO submission periods: Jan 1 - 31, and July 1 - 31. Please read the guidelines on our website carefully. Our spring issues are themed. Fall issues are non-themed.

Contact Information

Jeffrey and Tobi Alfier, Co-editors
PO Box 760
Redondo Beach
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017