Asheville Poetry Review is an annual literary journal that publishes 180–220 pages of poems, interviews, translations, essays, historical perspectives, and book reviews. Since its inception in 1994, Asheville Poetry Review has published over 1800 new and established writers from 22 different countries, including Robert Bly, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joy Harjo, Gary Snyder, Sherman Alexie, Eavan Boland, R. S. Thomas, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Fred Chappell, Ciaran Carson, and Colette Inez. From its first regional issue, Asheville Poetry Review has grown into an international publication with distribution to major bookstores across the U.S. and Canada as well as to many independent bookstores in the U.S. and in several European countries.


We have two submission periods: September 15 – January 15 for the William Matthews Poetry Prize and January 15 – July 15 for regular submissions. William Matthews Prize submissions are accepted through Submittable. Regular submissions during our open reading period must be submitted by mail to Asheville Poetry Review, PO Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802.

Asheville Poetry Review accepts general submissions from January 15 – July 15 each year. Please please send 3–6 poems of any length or style. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us immediately through Submittable if any of the work you send is accepted for publication elsewhere.

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