Our new reading period is January 15 - September 15.  At this time, we are not accepting submissions until the reading period reopens in January 2015.

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The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review seeks submissions of original poetry and poetry in translation.  Our chief criterion is quality.  While we have published the work of many well-known and well-published authors, we are as open to the new writer as to the established one.  We are most certainly open to verse in both traditional meters and form, as well as to poems written in free-verse.  Such poems, however, we hope will not forget that they are written, indeed, in verse.  Though by no means a regional journal, the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review is especially interested in publishing the work of southern writers (define that as you will).  For all writers wishing to submit, please use our online submission system.  If you must use the mail, you may send 3 - 5 poems, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to:

Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review
Box 66
Hampden-Sydney, VA  23943


We aim for a 2-3 month response time for submissions, but ours is a small staff, and we may sometimes take a good bit longer. Please do not query until 5 months have passed.  We will accept simultaneous submissions but appreciate being informed as soon as possible should a poem or poems become unavailable.

Poets whose work appears in the review will be compensated with two copies of the issue in which the work is published.  We do believe, however, that writers should be paid for the use of their work, and we hope to be able to offer such payment to our authors sometime in the future.

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