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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.

Important: Submit no more than once per submission period.
Submission Caps: They may close to submissions early if they reach their submission quota. Check before submitting.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1950

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

Will be open to submissions from 01 January 2023* (approx. 145 days from now) through 31 January 2023. 9
Open to a broad Audience.
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.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No No OKText format submissions
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Last Updated: 21 Jul 2022
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Last Audited: 21 Jul 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Nov 2005

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