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The Inflectionist Review

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The Inflectionist Review is a small press publishing stark and distinctive contemporary poetry that fosters dialog between the reader and writer, between words and their meanings, between ambiguity and concept. Each issue gathers established and emerging voices together toward the shared aim of unique expression that resonates beyond the author’s world, beyond the page, and speaks to the universality of human language and experience. Inflectionism is an artistic movement that was started in 2010 by three Portland, Oregon poets who sought a more organic approach that respected both poet and reader, both words and interpretation. As a creative philosophy, Inflectionism seeks to build upon what has come before and gently bend it to reflect what has and has not changed about the world and how we express it.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2013

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewUp to 2,500 words.
Review ReviewUp to 2,500 words.
Essay EssayUp to 2,500 words.
Styles:

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

Topics:

Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

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


Poetry Open

The Inflectionist Review has a strong preference for non-linear work that carefully constructs ambiguity so that the reader can play an active role in the poem. In general, we commend the experimental, the worldly and universal, and eschew the inane, trendy, and overly personal. Work that reveals multiple layers with further readings. Work that speaks to people across borders, across literary and cultural boundaries, across time periods, is more likely to fascinate us (and the reader). Though the editors have a special interest in shorter poems, we are open to longer works that adhere to our general philosophy. Multi-sectioned or thematically-linked poems are also accepted.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 7 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

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

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

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


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Inflectionist 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 Fastest Poetry Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 85 reports from 72 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 8.3 mean avg | 7.0 median | 42 max days (5.0 std dev)
Responses96.47 %
Acceptances12.94 % of submissions accepted (7.3 avg. days per acceptance) | 15.28 % 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.
Rejections83.53 % (8.1 avg. days per rejection) | 2.8 % personal, 71.8 % form, 25.4 % unspecified
Non-Responses3.53 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals3.53 % (17.3 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending4 responses are pending (23 min | 29.8 mean avg | 26.5 median | 43 max days waiting | 9.2 std dev) from 4 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 90 days.
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 24 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 15 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 28 May 2024
Last Audited: 02 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 28 May 2013

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