Boxcar Poetry Review seeks top quality poetry, artwork, photography, interviews, and reviews.
poetryEmail 3-5 poems as a Word or RTF file to email@example.com with "POETRY-SUB: your name" in the subject line of the email. Include a brief bio in the text of your email. Simultaneous submissions ok with immediate notification. We do not consider previously published material.
Email reviews as Word or RTF files to firstname.lastname@example.org with "REVIEW-SUB: your name" in the subject line of the email. Reviews should engage the text and may either be academic or personal in their nature. Reviews under 1500 words are preferred. Include a brief bio in the text of your email. Please note that we only take reviews of first books of poetry. If you would like to submit your book for review please query for instructions.
If you're interested in reviewing a first book of poetry, please contact us so that we can assist you if you need to obtain a review copy.
If you're interested in sending us a review copy of your first book and having us locate a reviewer for you, please mail review copies to:
Boxcar Poetry Review
2329 Wellesley Ave., Apt. #11
Los Angeles, CA 90064
first book manifestos
If you are a first book poet, send 250-500 words on what you hoped to accomplish with your first book. What voice did you want to add to the world? Are you joining a chorus or standing alone? What makes this book special and unique? The first book marks the beginning — the beginning of what? Email your manifesto to email@example.com with "MANIFESTO: your name" in the subject line of the email. Please include the title of your book and a brief bio as well.
art & photography
Email images in JPG format for review to firstname.lastname@example.org with "IMAGE-SUB: your name" in the subject line of the email. Include a brief bio in the text of your email. If accepted, we may request a larger and/or uncompressed version.
We find the most interesting interviews are conversations between poets who already have some familiarity with each other. As with the reviews, our focus is on poets who have recently published their first book. If you have an interview you'd like to do, please send your proposal to email@example.com and indicate "INTERVIEW" in the header.