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poetrySend us 3-5 previously unpublished poems.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.
Please use the following link to send us your work: submit poems
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
14706 NE 28th St.
Vancouver, WA 98682