Beech St. Review is a poetry journal dedicated to publishing poetry that is unafraid to show the callouses from the labor that created it. We want work with dirt & grease still on its hands, work that concerns itself more with honesty than aesthetic, but still respects the craft. Poetry unafraid to show its rough, unsanded edges, or the scars on its hands.
Beech St. Review will publish quarterly, with issues coming out in the months of January, April, July, and October. Some issues will be loosely themed, some will not.
We believe that artists should be compensated for their work. Regrettably, we are not able to offer monetary compensation at this time. We encourage contributors to keep us updated on their success in other markets so that we may help promote them.
We encourage you to follow Beech St. Review on Facebook & Twitter for news, special announcements, calls for submissions, and other points of interest.
Beech St. Review reads submissions during the months of January, April, July, and October, when our most recent issue drops. Submissions open on the 1st of each respective month, and close on the last day of that same month. Please note that your submission may be considered for an issue several months past when it is submitted.
To send your work for consideration, please attach a Word-friendly document (.doc or .docx format preferred) containing 3-5 poems. Cover letters & a list of accolades are not required, but if you wish to share with us why poetry is important to you, we’d love to read that. If your work is accepted, we’ll ask for a bio at that point – we’d prefer not to read any bios until after a decision has been made. All correspondence can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
With our new reading structure, we aim to respond to submissions within 4 weeks of receiving them. Often, life gets in the way, so if it’s been a while since you submitted and we haven’t responded, please feel free to send us a query.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted & encouraged. Just let us know ASAP if someone picks up your work before we can get to it!
Please note that hate speech (racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia, or anything else of that nature) is absolutely not tolerated, and will not only be rejected outright but will result in no other submissions from the sender being read, period.
Any other questions, feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com or on Twitter (@beech_street)