San Pedro River Review

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Naomi Shihab Nye, Joseph Millar, Ellen Bass, Gary Soto, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Alex Lemon, Marge Piercy, Afaa Michael Weaver, Jack Bedell, Nathalie Handal, Tyree Daye, Gary Copeland Lilley, Jack Ridl, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Walt McDonald, Wendy Barker, Joe Wilkins, Kevin Goodan, Adrian C. Louis, Jessica Jacobs, Larry D. Thomas
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Jan 31
Jul 1 to Jul 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Founded in 2008, San Pedro River Review is a biannual journal of poetry and art named after the river that flows north from the mountains of Sonora, Mexico, into Arizona. We seek an economy of language with keen focus on voice and image. A touch of Lorca’s duende that loves ledges and wounds, Kant’s “crooked timber of humanity.”

Tips From the Editor

We prefer poetry and art set in tactile imagery, with a vividness of local detail: characters, places, and 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.

Please read the guidelines on our website carefully. Our spring issues are themed. Fall issues are non-themed.

Contact Information

JC Alfier, Editor
Blue Horse Press
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2024