Submissions are now open for our annual print issue through the end of March via submittable!

Berkeley Poetry Review seeks language-based and/or experimental writing, translations, art, and (with less frequency) essays and interviews. 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 Your submission should contain no more than five previously unpublished poems with a cover letter, including your name, contact information, and a brief bio. Please submit your poems in a single document. Do not submit more than once over the course of a single reading period. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at