Prose only. Poems submitted here will be returned unread. Please read our submission guidelines for information about our reading period.
We often receive inquiries about unsolicited book reviews and essays on poetry culture or poetics. There is no need to query first. We are open to reviewing prose that is discerning, thoughtful and critical in its engagement with poetry books as well as the intersections of poetry and other cultural, social, and political endeavors, at any time during the year.
Particular themes that interest us include the literary history, activity, and cultural life of the Pacific Northwest (though this is not a prerequisite for consideration).
If a review or essay catches our attention or seems relevant to an upcoming issue, we'll make every effort to respond within a month of submission. Please wait three months before inquiring.Thanks for your interest in Poetry Northwest. We look forward to reviewing your work.