1. We read poetry submissions year round.
  2. You may submit 3-7 poems at a time.
    Translations are welcome. 
  3. Please include all poems in one document,
    uploadable via our submission manager.
  4. Do not include any personal information in the
    document, as submissions are read blindly.
  5. In the Comments section, please include a
    cover letter and a short biographical statement, including previous
  6. Turn-around time is approximately 3 months.
  7. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but
    please email us at info@inflectionism.com to withdraw a piece that has been
    accepted elsewhere.
  8. As a general rule, previously published work
    is not accepted. However, if you truly feel a certain poem is a perfect fit for
    us and if you hold the rights to it, we are open to considering it. Do include
    its previous publication credit.

    * The Inflectionist Review annually nominates published work for The Pushcart

          * Due to HTML limitations, we will try, but may not be able to, reproduce very particular, complicated poem layouts.

We look for micro-reviews of collections from a diverse group of poets with something unique and powerful to say.  We prefer not to publish negative reviews, but it’s fine to discuss a specific weakness, lack, or question you have related to the collection. We actively encourage, though do not limit ourselves to, reviews of collections from underrepresented poets. 

  • Micro-reviews should be under 250 words.
  • Books must be published by an independent or university press. 
  • Books must be recently published (within the last year).
  • Please include brief (50 word) bios for both the reviewer and reviewed poet.

We will also gladly consider well-edited poet interviews concerning recently published books and the craft in general. Please keep reviews and essays under 2,500 words.

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