Submission Guidelines

The Pittsburgh Poetry Review is currently closed to submissions. Our next free reading period will begin August 1, 2017



Please submit up to 5 poems in a single .doc or .docx file.

Please do not put any identifying info in the file, but in the “Cover Letter” portion of the form. Do not use a file name with your name in it.

Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please notify us as quickly as possible if your poem is placed elsewhere but inserting a note on your submission in Submittable..

We prefer shorter (1 to 2 pages) poems, but we will consider any length with a query first. In addition, we are particularly interested in series of poems and linked poems. We are willing to publish several pieces from single poets. Collaborative work is welcome too.

If your work is accepted at PPR, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights, plus the rights to reprint in any future anthologies. Upon publication all rights revert back to the author. You agree that if your poem(s) subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to PPR as the place of first publication.

By submitting, you understand that we may use the full text of accepted poems or excerpted sections on our web site, on social media, and for other promotional materials.

Poems must be previously unpublished in print or online, including personal blogs, websites, or social media.

If your work has been published in PPR, please allow one year to pass before submitting again.

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