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Tar River Poetry 229

About

A nationally ranked magazine of verse (the Dictionary of Literary Biography listed it as one of the top ten poetry magazines in the country), TRP publishes interviews, reviews, and poetry by emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. Past contributors include William Stafford, Claudia Emerson, Billy Collins, Sherman Alexie, Sharon Olds, Leslie Norris, William Matthews, Louis Simpson, Betty Adcock, John Logan, A. Poulin Jr., Paula Rankin, A.R. Ammons, Carolyn Kizer, Albert Goldbarth, Patricia Goedicke, and many others.
POETRY: We prefer poems with strong imagery and figurative language. We are not interested in poems featuring trite, worn-out phrases, vague abstractions, or cliche situations. Length is open, but we rarely have space to publish very long poems. On the other hand, we are always on the lookout for good short poems—ten lines or fewer. Tar River Poetry is open to all schools of poetry, but for a real sense of what we publish, it’s best to read a few issues.

Tar River PoetryUnited States
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Submission Period

P Temporarily closed to poetry submissions. Opens to submissions on Friday, September 1, 2017 (161.3 days from now). 

Genres

G General 

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

Poem Poemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P PoetryN No monetary payment

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
P Poetry OK No No OKText format submissions

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Before Submitting

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
06 Jun 2006
Last Updated:
14 Mar 2017