Written by Ella Peary February 29th, 2024

Harbor Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Harbor Review is an online poetry magazine produced by Small Harbor Publishing, a feminist press that aims to showcase diverse, unheard voices. Harbor Review publishes a wide variety of poetry by both emerging and established authors, but they especially like poetry with unexpected imagery and memorable language: “We are interested in strange and beautiful language, image, and metaphor.” You can get a sense of what they like by reading the journal online.

Harbor Review was established in 2018, and since then they’ve published eleven issues, each with poetry from around 10 contributors. Each poem is paired with an original work of visual art and accompanied by an audio recording.  

Harbor Review is published twice a year, in the summer and winter. Now through May 1 they’re accepting submissions for their upcoming summer edition, themed “Wonderous and Miraculous”. Poets may submit one to three poems for consideration. Submitting authors can expect a response within six months. Harbor Review pays $10 per published poem.

From August 1 through October 31, they will open again for submissions to their winter issue.

Harbor Review also publishes reviews of poetry, art, and hybrid books. And they offer three micro chapbook competitions each year: the Washburn Prize, the Editor’s Prize, and the Jewish American Woman’s Prize. The micro chapbooks contain ten poems each. Harbor Review also sometimes publishes full-length chapbooks under the imprint Harbor Editions.

Although their micro chapbook competitions are currently closed, they are accepting submissions of full-length poetry chapbooks by historically underrepresented authors for their “Marginalia Series.” Chapbook manuscripts should be 20 to 40 pages, and the deadline to submit is April 1. Submissions are free, and they will select one to two manuscripts to publish.

Harbor Review accepts book reviews year-round. They’re interested in reviews of poetry chapbooks, full-length poetry books, poetry-art hybrid books, and art books. Reviews should be 300 words or fewer, and the reviewed poetry collection should be forthcoming or published within the last six months.

Harbor Review accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw poems published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Harbor 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 Harbor 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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