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.
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Country of Publication
| United States
|Open to a broad Audience.
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Published 2 x per year.
Poetry Temp Closed
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.
- Poetry Forms:
- Open to all/most Forms.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Poem Poem||No line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.|
- We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|No monetary payment No monetary payment.|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK||Text format submissions |
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