Barn Owl Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | August 14, 2014

Barn Owl Review is an annual print publication of poetry produced by The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. They aim to present an eclectic collection of poems by both new and established poets, in a wide variety of styles and forms. Though they don’t adhere to a particular aesthetic, they seek innovation and risk.

They like poetry, both lyric and narrative, with energy and muscle, and they shy away from the sentimental and simplistic. You can get an idea of what they publish by reading samples of poems in past issues online.

Each yearly edition of Barn Owl Review contains work from about 40 poets. They accept submissions from June 1st through November 1st. Poets may submit three to five poems, and should submit no more than once per submission period. Submitting poets can expect a response within about three months.

Barn Owl Review accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that poets withdraw work immediately if it’s accepted elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work.

Barn Owl Review also accepts books of poetry for review. Reviews may be published online or in their print publication. They especially like to review first books and small press titles. Not all books received will be reviewed, and they don’t accept unsolicited reviews.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Barn Owl Review, please visit their website at http://www.barnowlreview.com/submissions.html.