SUBMISSIONSBoxcar Poetry Review seeks top quality poetry, artwork, photography, interviews, and reviews. Due to increased workloads in our non-Boxcar lives, we have switched to a quarterly format (well, sometimes it's only 3 times a year).
poetrySend us 3-5 previously unpublished poems. Simultaneous submissions ok. Please wait for a response before sending a second submission.
We have closed submissions until we catch up again. Please try again after March 1. Thanks for your patience.
reviewsReviews should engage the text (ie. close reading) and may either be academic or personal in their nature (read Julija Sukys' excellent guide to writing a book review). Reviews from 500-1500 words are preferred. The best reviews are specific, evocative, and balanced. Include a brief bio in the text of your email. Please note that we only take reviews of first books of poetry (no chapbooks).
To submit a review of a first book of poetry: click here
To apply to be a reviewer (we'll arrange review copies to be sent to you): click here
To request a review for a first book of poetry: click here
To send a review copy (not necessary), use the following address. (Generally speaking, we prefer a digital copy so that we can find a reviewer first, then arrange for a physical copy to be sent directly to the reviewer)
First Book Reviews
Boxcar Poetry Review
3508 NE 158th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682