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Since 1950, the Beloit Poetry Journal has been publishing poetry that matters. Well-known as an early publisher of Galway Kinnell, Charles Bukowski, Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin, Sharon Olds, Albert Goldbarth, and Sherman Alexie, the BPJ continues to be notable for its ability to spot and nurture at the beginning of their careers poets who go on to reshape the poetic landscape. Senior editors screen all poems that come in over the transom; final decisions are made by the editorial board after reading poems aloud.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1950


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Poetry Open

General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Long poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
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No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Last Updated: 01 Jan 2019
Last Audited: 16 Aug 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Nov 2005

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