The Cortland Review

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(415) 742-5231
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Founded in 1997 in Cortland, New York, The Cortland Review was not only one of the first online literary magazines, but a trailblazer in the use of audio recordings of contributors reading their own work. Over the past 23 years, The Cortland Review has built a reputation for excellence, publishing everyone from Pulitzer Prize winners to exciting, emerging voices. Writers published in The Cortland Review have appeared in Best American Poetry and nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and the journal has received accolades such as Best of the Web citations from Forbes magazine. Now fully devoted solely to poetry and reviews, we pride ourselves on the diverse range of truly remarkable work we publish. Each issue of The Cortland Review curates a journey through different styles, experiences, and subjects, and through poems we find to be fresh and surprising. Poems that explore new ways of perceiving experience and the world. We remain committed to amplifying the voices of Black writers and the work of writers of color as we continue to learn and grow and fulfill our mission. We also believe in strong, collaborative relationships not only with our contributors, but with our talented, dedicated staff.

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(These are the guidelines that accompany our website redesign this Dec 2020. They are similar to what appears currently online, except that now submitters will use Submittable.) The Cortland Review considers poetry, translations, and book reviews. Send us your best work! We’re now accepting submissions through Submittable: The Cortland Review accepts simultaneous submissions, but we kindly ask that you notify us as soon as possible when you have placed submitted work elsewhere. All submissions must be previously unpublished. • Submit 3-5 poems at a time. • Please wait for a response before submitting more work. Please use Submittable to query first before submitting a book review. The Cortland Review does its best respond to all submissions within 3-4 months.
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