Written by Ella Peary May 30th, 2024

Twelve Mile Review: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Update June 1st 2024: They have closed to submissions after receiving enough submissions. They say “We will begin reading for Winter 2024 on July 1, 2024.”

Twelve Mile Review is a biannual print publication of poetry, established in 2021 and edited by two poets. They publish a wide range of forms and styles, but they are most interested in poetry that gives them, “the sense that we have just heard what we most needed to hear.”

Twelve Mile Review is published in the Summer and Winter each year, and each edition features poetry from around 25 to 30 contributors. The issues are sold on Amazon.

There are no excerpts available for submitting authors, but you can still get a sense of what they’re looking for by reading the editors’ notes. They say: “What are we looking for? Poetry that explores the overlaps and borderlines, the interstices, the eddies and turbulences of change, — personal, cultural, environmental. Strong, clear, diverse voices.”  They are also looking for imagery that’s striking and memorable, and language that feels unexpected and new.

Twelve Mile Review accepts submissions year-round, and right now they’re reading for their Summer 2024 issue. Poets may submit three to five poems. All submissions should include an author bio and contact information on each page.

They aim to respond to all submissions within 90 days. All poets published in the journal receive one contributor copy.

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

Twelve Mile 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 Twelve Mile 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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