Asheville Poetry Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


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.