Blue Horse Press

Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Naomi Shihab Nye, Ellen Bass, Gary Soto, Joseph Millar, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jack Bedell, Alex Lemon, Marge Piercy, Afaa Michael Weaver, Tyree Daye, Joe Wilkins, Larry D. Thomas, William Wright, Nathalie Handal, Adrian C. Louis,  Sean Thomas Dougherty, Red Shuttleworth, Jessica Jacobs, Nickole Brown, Jack Ridl, Gary Copeland Lilley, Wendy Barker, Walt McDonald, Cecilia Woloch, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Frank X. Gaspar
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Jul 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10

Editorial Focus

Though not our only interest, we have a strong like for poetry of place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. We like a touch of Lorca’s duende that loves ledges and wounds, Kant’s “crooked timber of humanity.” We have no interest in work whose primary focus is the American political scene.

Tips From the Editor

Blue Horse Press publishes books and chapbooks, but only on an occasional and unsolicited basis.

Contact Information

Jeff Alfier, Editor
5403 Sunnyview Street
Torrance, CA 90505
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Mar 28, 2023