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Now in its thirtieth year, Columbia Poetry Review is published annually by Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Creative Writing. It is a student-edited, nationally distributed literary journal.
Poems from Columbia Poetry Review have been included in several volumes of The Best American Poetry, and have been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.
Our reading period extends from July 1 to November 1 of each year. If you were published in the most recent issue of Columbia Poetry Review, please wait one issue before submitting again, as we avoid publishing poets in consecutive issues. We will respond by January.
Please submit up to 5 pages of poetry (one poem per page) during our reading period.
We strongly encourage anyone interested in submitting to Columbia Poetry Review to read a recent issue of the magazine before submitting.