Please see specific guidelines for The Inflectionist Review or the Inflectionist Chapbook Series below.

  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 publications.

  6. Turn-around time is approximately 3 months.

  7. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please email us at 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 Prize.

General Guidelines:

  1. Length: 18-30 pages, not including front matter

  2. Response time: up to 4 months, sometimes longer if we are actively considering the manuscript

  3. Can include artwork, if all rights are previously acquired

  4. Translations are welcome, if all rights to original text are previously acquired

  5. Read at least one issue of The Inflectionist Review and our Mission Statement to get a sense of our editorial vision

  6. Authors retain all copyright to their work


Formatting Guidelines:

  1. Please use standard submission formatting for all manuscripts (Times New Roman, 12-point, single-spaced)

  2. Include cover letter in Submittable’s Comments section

  3. The attachment should include, in this order:

    1. Cover page, including title of work and author’s name

    2. Acknowledgements page

    3. Table of Contents

    4. Complete Manuscript

    5. Author bio (up to 200 words)