Barn Owl Review 189


We are a handsomely designed print journal of poetry, and we look for work that takes risks while still connecting with readers. We aim to publish the highest quality poetry from both emerging and established writers.
POETRY: Barn Owl Review favors no particular poetic style or school; however, we look for innovation and risk-taking in the poems that we publish. We are interested in poems with a strong narrative or lyric presence by poets who understand the energy of the line, poems that “make it new” in a way that’s truly new. Barn Owl Review prides itself on being eclectic and strives to publish new writers alongside established ones. Submissions of inspirational/greeting card verse are not for us, but otherwise we are quite open to subject and style. Dazzle us. Curl our toes. But most of all, surprise us.

Barn Owl ReviewUnited States
Important: Submit only once per submissions period.

Submission Period

PTemporarily closed to poetry submissions. 


G General 

Audience, Poetry Forms, Styles & Topics

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Lyric poetry, Narrative poetry. Excluding: Light verse.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

P Poemno line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year


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

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
P Poetry OK No No OK

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Date Added:
22 May 2007
Last Updated:
22 May 2016
Last Checked:
10 May 2016
Listing may be deactivated on: 01 Jun 2016