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. They close early each month if they go over their submission limit and re-open the next month.
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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 Publication||Published 2 x per year.
Open to poetry submissions through 29 February 2020 (9 days from now). 23
- Poetry Forms:
- Open to all/most Forms, including: Long poetry.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Poem Poem||No 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|| OK||Text format submissions |
- Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our . glossary
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