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The American Poetry Review 481

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About

The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary prose. APR also aims to expand the audience interested in poetry and literature, and to provide authors, especially poets, with a far-reaching forum in which to present their work. The American Poetry Review publishes original poetry, literary criticism, interviews, and essays.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions. The fee is USD $3.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1972

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary.

Topics:

Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism).

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $60 per printed page.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Token payment to Professional payment.
Details: USD $1 per line.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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The American Poetry Review Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Poetry Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 336 reports from 282 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported2 min | 122.2 mean avg | 110.0 median | 384 max days (69.9 std dev)
Responses97.62 %
Acceptances0.89 % of submissions accepted (303.3 avg. days per acceptance) | 1.06 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections96.73 % (121.2 avg. days per rejection) | 2.2 % personal, 65.2 % form, 32.6 % unspecified | 0.3 % rewrite requests
Non-Responses2.38 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded0.30 % (303.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals2.08 % (64.6 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending108 responses are pending (1 min | 74.1 mean avg | 54.5 median | 447 max days waiting | 74.7 std dev) from 100 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 180 days. (24.7 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 180 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 180 days have passed.
The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 06 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 03 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 07 May 2024
Last Audited: 11 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 15 Feb 2006

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