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Berkeley Poetry Review seeks language-based and/or experimental writing, translations, and art. We are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, sexuality, and poetic form itself.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We aim to get back to each submitter regarding the status of their submission within 8 weeks; please feel free to contact us if 8 weeks have passed without contact since the date of submission.

Please do not submit via email as your submission will likely get lost and go unread. Your submission should contain no more than three previously unpublished poems. Please submit your poems in a single document. Do not submit more than once over the course of a single reading period. 

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