Call for Submissions

Where to Submit Book Reviews–60 Lit Mags/Journals!

The listings below are literary magazines and journal I found which do not charge submission fees and accept unsolicited submission of book reviews. A few are paying, some are print publications, some require a query before you send a review to make sure it’s not a book for which they’ve already published a review. Several are currently open or always open for review submissions. A couple indicate they will consider chapbooks.

Reviews are a great way to prompt yourself to think critically about a work–to spend more time with something you love, or well, maybe don’t so much. You can check out the reviews I’ve written here, including Paisley Rekdal’s most recent poetry collection Nightingale, published by Copper Canyon Press.

Click here for review writing tips and “A list of places that like book reviews” by Alina Stefanescu.

Lit Mag/Journal Payment Spec. Genres Length Format Notes
32 Poems None   >1000 Online  
Adanna None   <2000 Print Query first/women only
Avatar Review None     Online  
Barrelhouse None Poetry Books/Chapbooks <750 Online  
Big City Lit None   <4000 Online  
Bone Bouquet None Poetry Books   Print Books published by women prior 4 yrs/women; non-binary only
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review None Poetry <1500 Print  
Boston Review Semi-pro <5000 Print/Online Submit pitch or draft
Chattahoochee Review $150 Poetry/Fiction/CNF Print Submit pitch
Chicago Review None   500 – 1800 Print Select from list of books to review
Cider Press Review None   <500 Online  
Colorado Review None     Online Query first
Denver Quarterly None   1500 – 3000 Print Historical theme
Florida Review None   500-1000 Print/Online Books published prior two years
Gettysburg Review       Online May charge a fee to submit
Glint Literary Journal None     Online  
Green Mountains Review None     Print/Online Include cover letter
Gulf Stream Lit Mag None     Online Query first
Hudson Review None     Print  
Kestrel None     Print/Online Query first
Kaleidoscope $10 – $100 <5000 Electronic In the field of disability and/or the arts
Literary Mama None   800 – 2000 Online  
Mid-American Review None Poetry/Fiction/CNF <400 Print Query first
Minnesota Review None     Print Review essays/email first
Museum of Americana None     Online Query first
New Delta Review None     Print  
New Haven Review       Print/Online
New Letters $35   500 – 900 Print No simultaneous submissions/Query first
Newfound Semi-pro 500-5000 Online  
Offcourse None     Online Query first
Pedestal Magazine None     Online Query first
Pleiades     800 – 1200 Print/Online Three minute reviews published online
Poetry Café None Poetry Chapbooks Online Query to be a reviewer
Poetry Flash None   4 dbl-spcd pgs Print/Online Query first
Prairie Schooner None   <1000 Print Books published prior 18 mos.
Prospectus $25 Chapbooks, Poetry Books, Story Collections, First Novels, Art books 250 – 300 Print/Online
Rain Taxi  None   <500 Online Published w/in last year
Redactions: Poetry & Poetics None     Online  
Rumpus None   1200 – 2500 Online  
Saint Ann’s Review None     Print Query first
So To Speak None   >1500 Online  
South Carolina Review 2 copies   Print  
Southeast Review   Poetry/Fiction/CNF 800 – 1200 Print Published in current calendar year
Southern Humanities Review None     Online  
Sunlight Press None Books, Short Story Collections/Essay Collections 750 – 1000 Online  
Stirring None   <500 Online  
Sugar House Review None     Online Query review editor: editors@sugarhousereview.com
Sycamore Review None     Print/Online Query first
Tarpaulin Sky None     Online  
Terrain.org None     Online  
Texas Review None     Print  
The Bind None     Online Reviews of books by women and nonbinary authors
Third Coast None Poetry/Fiction/NonFiction/Essays/Plays 500 – 2000 Print 1st/2nd Books/Small Presses preferred
Tinderbox None Poetry/Flash creative nonfiction/Lyric essays/Hybrid forms 500-1000 Online Especially interested in featuring titles from smaller presses
Under a Warm Green Linden None Interviews with poets and reviews of poetry books are read year-round.   Online  
Up the Staircase Quarterly None Books/Lit Mags/Art Online  
Valparaiso Poetry Review None     Online  
Whale Road Review None   <500 Online  
Writing Disorder None     Online  

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15 replies »

  1. Trish, this is fantastic. Thank you so much! You rock! This is a tremendous service to authors. all best wishes, Diane Frank

  2. Thank you, Trish, for your information and ever-present enthusiasm.
    If any book reviewers on Trish’s list would be receptive to reviewing new poetry titles (from 2 tiny indie presses), books whose Spring 2020 launch was crippled by COVID-19, I would be delighted to send you either or both — and also throw in a free dinner [by way of an American Express “Be My Guest” dining out certificate].
    My two titles are an Elgin Award nominee “A Route Obscure and Lonely” [Wapshott Press; 62 pgs; speculative poetry] — and —
    “Concupiscent Consumption” [Red Ferret Press; 34-page chapbook; erotic verses].
    Happy to send actual paperbacks and/or digital versions. You can preview these on Amazon.

    Good wishes from New York, LindaAnn LoSchiavo

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