Subscriptions & Sample Issues

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SUBSCRIBERS SUBMIT FREE AND RECEIVE AN EDITORIAL DECISION WITHIN ONE WEEK.


SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN.


PLEASE NOTE: If we have featured your poetry recently, please wait a year after publication before submitting again.

WE ARE CURRENTLY READING FOR OUR FALL 2022 ISSUE. OUR READING PERIOD ENDS AT 11:59 PM EDT ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31st.

PLEASE READ THIS PAGE CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING.

To submit, please send NO MORE than five unpublished original poems as a single file. PLEASE DO NOT upload poems individually. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us immediately if a poem is accepted elsewhere.

We believe that writers of poetry should also be readers of poetry. With your submission you may conveniently purchase a one- or two-year subscription to TRP, or a single sample issue. You do not have to make a purchase for us to consider your work for publication, and making a purchase will not influence our editorial decision.

However, if you purchase a subscription or sample issue, or if you are a current subscriber, we will expedite our editorial decision. We promise to respond with a "yes" or a "no thanks" within one week of receiving your submission. Please submit by selecting the appropriate category below.

If you prefer, you may purchase a simple "expedited decision" without subscribing (see below).

For regular submissions, we'll respond no later than September 1st, 2022.

You should receive an auto-reply from us immediately after sending your work. If you don't, please check to be sure your email spam-blocker does not have submissions@tarriverpoetry.com blocked.

We look forward to reading your work.

PLEASE NOTE: If we have featured your poetry recently, please wait a year after publication before submitting again.

CURRENT READING PERIOD ENDS AT MIDNIGHT EST ON 31 May 2022.

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FALL 2021 SUBMISSIONS: By 15 March 2022 we had responded to all submissions received during our Fall 2021 reading period. If you submitted work between December 1 and December 31, and have not heard back from us, please check your Submittable account for the status of your manuscript. If your submission is still  showing as "Received" or "In Progress," please email us with an inquiry  at tarriverpoetry@gmail.com.

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WILDACRES DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP: All funding for this scholarship has been awarded. Please consider applying for 2023.

THIS CATEGORY IS FOR CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. OTHER CATEGORIES ARE OPEN BELOW. 

If you are a current subscriber, use this category, and mention it in your cover letter. Submit up to five poems. We will respond with an editorial decision within one week. 

Submit up to five poems and subscribe for two years (four issues). We will respond with an editorial decision within one week, and we will expedite your future submissions for the duration of your subscription. NOTE: For addresses outside the USA, please use the "INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION" category. 
Submit up to five poems and subscribe for one year (two issues).  We will respond with an editorial decision within one week, and we will expedite your future submissions for the duration of your subscription. NOTE: For addresses outside the USA, please use the "INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION" category. 

Submit up to five poems. We will respond with an editorial decision within one week, and we'll send you a sample issue when we publish our next issue.  NOTE: U.S. addresses only, please. For addresses outside the USA, please use the INTERNATIONAL SAMPLE ISSUE category. 

Submit up to five poems with a $5 reading fee, and we will respond with an editorial decision within one week.
For subscribers outside the United States: use this category to purchase a one-year subscription ($20). Submit up to five poems for an expedited editorial decision. We will respond with an editorial decision within one week (seven days), and we will expedite your future submissions for the duration of your subscription.
For addresses outside the United States: use this category to purchase a sample issue ($10). Submit up to five poems for an expedited editorial decision. We will respond with an editorial decision within one week (seven days).

Due to limitations on our Submittable plan, we have had to start charging a small fee for non-subscriber submission. We're trying to keep this as "free" as possible with the lowest fee Submittable will allow ($2). We apologize if you came here expecting to be able to submit for free. 

Submit up to five poems in a single Word file or PDF. We will respond by September 1, 2022 at the latest. If you'd like a quicker response, consider submitting under one of our Expedited Response categories. 

Subscription options: 

  • Two Years / Four Issues  ($20)
  • One Year / Two Issues ($12)
  • Single Sample Issue ($7.50)

For subscribers outside the US, please use the INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION category. 

For addresses outside the United States, a one-year subscription (two issues) is $20.00; a single sample issue is $10.00.

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