We accept poetry submissions through Submittable only. Our reading period is January 1 – April 1 annually. Please submit all poems in one file. Include a brief bio with previous publications. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that you identify them as such and notify us swiftly of acceptance elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work or multiple submissions.

Regretfully, we cannot pay our contributors. We do not charge a fee to submit, but ask that you only submit once annually unless invited to send again.

If we accept your work, we ask for first rights. We also ask that you credit The National Poetry Review in future publications of the work.

Revisions cannot be accommodated once you have submitted work.

We aim to respond to submissions within 3-4 months.

We look forward to reading your work!

Review copies of new poetry books may be sent for consideration to:*

Douglas Basford
TNPR Reviews Editor
306 Clemens Hall
Department of English
The University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

*Please do NOT send poetry submissions to this address! ALL poetry submissions must be sent via the Submittable link. Poems sent through other means will be discarded.