Valparaiso Poetry Review presents
new, emerging, and well-known voices in contemporary poetry alongside
one another, and this literary journal offers another opportunity for
more readers to discover young or established poets whose writings
deserve an even larger audience.
Due to the large number of submissions and the competitive level of
excellence displayed in so many poems received each year, Valparaiso Poetry Review will be
highly selective in choosing pieces for inclusion in each issue,
accepting only accomplished, quality poetry. Indeed, a number of works
that first appeared in VPR have been nominated for special commendation
by outside organizations, and some have received honors or been chosen
for inclusion in award anthologies.
Postal submissions and e-mail submissions are accepted, although e-mail
submissions are encouraged.
Unsolicited manuscripts are read year round. Valparaiso Poetry Review accepts
submissions of unpublished poems, book reviews, author interviews, and
essays about poetry or poetics for
which the rights belong to the author. In special circumstances,
published material will be considered if it is unavailable anywhere
else online. If such a submission has been previously published in a
journal or book, the original publication must be identified.
Valparaiso Poetry Review
has been recognized over the years with inclusion in acknowledgments
for scores of poetry volumes, anthologies, and collections of critical
essays where works first published in VPR have subsequently appeared.
Since its initial issue in 1999, this electronic journal has been meant
to serve as a complement to print issues of literary magazines and
poetry collections, not as a replacement for those traditional and
greatly valued publications.
Unsolicited book reviews are welcome. Please check the VPR list of “Recent and Recommended Books” for
possible subjects of reviews. Publishers and poets are urged to send
books for review consideration to the postal address below.
Submit an essay, book review, interview, or no more than five poems at
a time, and include biographical information. Postal submissions should
contain a SASE, and should be sent to the following address:
Edward Byrne, Editor
Department of English
Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493
If possible, please include an e-mail return address with any postal
submission. Authors of postal submissions sometimes may be contacted by
e-mail for a Word document copy of the work.
E-mail submissions, inquiries, or correspondence should be sent to the
Since typographical characteristics occasionally are lost when a poem
is included within the text of e-mail, authors are encouraged to send a
single Word attachment of the submitted work(s) in electronic
submissions or to
include a single Word attachment in addition to the text of submissions
appearing in the body of the e-mail.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, confirmation of
acceptance is regarded as a commitment to publication, and it is
expected that the manuscript will not be later withdrawn for placement
with another publication. Also, should a submission still pending be
accepted elsewhere, the courtesy of immediate notification is expected.
Valparaiso Poetry Review
retains the right to use the accepted work in
future online or print anthologies, as well as in the online archives.
No monetary payment is available, and all other rights remain with the
to the heavy volume of
submissions Valparaiso Poetry Review
receives, response times may vary; nevertheless, VPR attempts to
respond to all submissions within two months of receiving the work.