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Beloit Poetry Journal
bpj@bpj.org
  • Type of organization
    magazine
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Beloit Poetry Journal, founded in 1950, publishes two issues and a chapbook each year and awards the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. Our longstanding mission is to seek out and share work of fresh and lasting power, poems that speak strartling, complicated, necessary truths and that do so in surprising and beautiful ways.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Melissa Crowe and Rachel Contreni Flynn
  • Contact title
    Editors
  • Publishes
    poetry, reviews
  • Focus
    We publish poets without regard to their reputation. Our tastes are eclectic, but we're looking for quickened language.
  • Recent Awards Received
    poems in the Orison anthology; poems at Poetry Daily; finalist for the Pushcart; finalist for AWP Small Press Publisher Award
  • Representative authors
    Ocean Vuong, A. E. Stallings, Michael Bazzett
  • Submissions policy
    We accept submissions of unpublished poems and translations during seasonal open reading periods, and we read for the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry during the months of March and April. We are open to a wide range of forms and styles in contemporary poetry. We are always watching for new poets, quickened language, and work that offers a fresh purchase on the political or social landscape. We are now willing to consider simultaneous submissions, but (given the time- and labor-intensive nature of our editorial process) we ask that you notify us immediately if a poem is accepted elsewhere. Limit your submission to five poems OR a single long poem. (Yes, we enjoy long poems!) The BPJ retains first American serial rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Varies
  • Reporting time
    1 - 6 months
  • Author Payments
    copies, subscription
  • Contests
    We accept submissions for the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry during the months of March and April. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
    4
  • Number of unpaid staff
    4
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    64
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    2
  • ISSN Number
    0005-8661
  • ISBN Number
    978-1-7320411
  • Total Circulation
    1,200
  • Paid Subscriptions
    1100
  • Individual Price
    25
  • Insitutional Price
    30
  • Single Copy Price
    12
  • Back Issues Available
    yes
  • Ads?
    no
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
    yes
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
    0.5
  • Format
    perfect
  • Dimensions
    9 - 6
  • Average Number of Pages
    70

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