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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
We are a volunteer, quarterly print publication based in Portland, Maine that has been publishing art, poetry and poetry book reviews for over 25 years. We forever search for new, strong voices in poetry and art, both in Maine and beyond Maine's borders. Occasionally we have been privileged to be able to create special tribute issues (such as our Sumac magazine and Auerhahn Press Issue) and we have also done special collaborations with poets from other parts of the world (Russian/American Issue, Irish Issue and Scottish among others). Our roots are with the great beat poets such Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso. We've even had the great privilege of publishing some of them in our past issues. Always looking to push the envelope of the unexpected we are constantly striving to bring great Maine poetry and art to the world and great art/poetry from around the world to Maine. The Café Review has never sought, nor received any grant or foundation money. We have never had any affiliation with an academic institution. This journal came from and maintains its grass roots beginnings. Our support comes from one source– kind, educated people with a genuine interest in some of the world’s best poetry – people who look to keep the idea of quality small press poetry from extinction. We create a very limited run on each issue we produce.
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
poetry, reviews, art
Diane Di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jim Harrison
For poetry, we are open to any submissions that have not already been published. We do not accept online submissions for poetry. For artwork, we welcome artists with a well grounded career as well as new artists who are just starting. We do accept online submissions for artwork. We also accept submissions for reviews on books of poetry. Everyone is encouraged to submit.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
3 - 6 weeks
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Average Print Run
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
5.5 - 8.5
Average Number Of Pages