Written by Ella Peary May 11th, 2023

Black Coffee Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Black Coffee Review is an online publisher of poetry with a kick. They’re looking for poems that examine “the rawness of life—the dirt and grit of being human.” They publish all forms and styles of poetry, and you can get a sense of their style by reading the journal online.

Black Coffee Review was launched in 2019, and since then they’ve published five issues. Each edition features poetry from around 25 contributors. Black Coffee Review accepts around 7% of the submissions they receive.

Black Coffee Review is currently published twice a year, in the fall and spring. They read submissions each year from April 1 through July 31 for the fall issue, and from September 1 through November 30 for the spring issue. Submitting authors can expect a response within three months.

Black Coffee Review only publishes poetry. Poets may submit three to five poems, totaling ten pages or fewer. Poets should submit only once per reading period.

Black Coffee Review accepts both unpublished and previously published poems. They accept submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submission but ask authors withdraw poems that are accepted elsewhere.

Black Coffee Review only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Black Coffee Review, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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