All submissions to Gyroscope Review must be made via our submissions manager, Submitable. We do not accept submissions via post or email.

Our response time is between one and three months. Once you have submitted, please do not submit again within the same reading period. One submission per person per reading period.

READING PERIODS:

Spring issue: January 15-March 1

Summer issue: April 1-June 1

Fall Crone issue: July 1-September 1

Winter issue: October 1-December 1

Note: once we have accepted enough poems to fill an issue, the reading period will close, so submit early. Please submit no more than 4 poems and put poems together in one document, one poem per page. There are no length restrictions on individual poems.  Formats we accept:  .doc, .docx, .rtf.  Instructions: 12 pt Times New Roman, Garamond, or Arial fonts and 1" margins. All poems in one document with page breaks in between.  Use the name you would like to be published under.  If you submit 5 or more poems we will not read past the 4th one and only the first 4 will be considered.

DO NOT SEND PICTURES WITH YOUR POEMS. Artwork is arranged through the editors. We do not accept previously published material. This includes publication in print, on the Internet including on Facebook, poetry sites, and personal blogs. Poetry workshopped behind password-protected sites is okay. Please do not reprint your poem on your blog until a week has passed, and give Gyroscope Review credit as first publisher whenever you reprint it.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed but we ask that you consider our acceptance of your poem(s) as a commitment to be published by Gyroscope Review,  and the poem(s) will not be withdrawn after acceptance to go to another publication. That would make us sad. And probably irritated. If a submission is accepted elsewhere please send us a note immediately through Submittable. We’ll be happy for you, we promise!

Please do not submit if you are not open to being edited. We will work with you on edit requests.

No racist, or any other -ist, derogatory, anti-LGBTQIA+ or pornographic material. This is determined by the judgment of the editors. By all means, push the envelope, but do so in a tasteful manner. Translations must be of the author's own work, in English and translated language.

By submitting you attest that the work is your own. Anonymous submissions are not allowed, however, pen names are acceptable.

You grant Gyroscope Review first-time North American publication rights for your submission. All other rights to material published in the Gyroscope Review are retained by the individual authors, photographers, and artists. All published work will be archived online. Individual copyrights return to writers, artists, and photographers for their respective work after they are published. You agree that any subsequent publication, print or on the web must acknowledge Gyroscope Review as the original publisher.

Please include a bio in the third person of 100 words or less with your submission. Bios longer than this will be edited down to 100 words. Poems that use capitals to begin all lines will be edited to reflect our contemporary style if accepted, we will work with you on this. Don't let MS Word dictate your poem style.

Gyroscope Review is open to poetry in all genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. Rhyming poetry is a hard sell unless extremely well done. We are open to traditional forms, but again, they must be well done. Poems about writing poems are generally a pass unless it brings something new to the table.

We publish quarterly. Note - Gyroscope Review is not a paying market at this time. We do not send contributor print copies, but free PDFs are always available from our website. Print editions are available for purchase on Amazon as well as Kindle ebooks, or from Book Depository.

Ends on This opportunity will close after 20 submissions have been received.

Gyroscope Press is geared toward publishing woman-identifying poets over the age of 50. Both emerging and established poets are welcome, although poets without a book or chapbook may be given preference. Submissions are extremely limited to give each chapbook the attention it deserves. Our preference is fine, contemporary poetry, but we'll look at other forms and ideas.

Guidelines:

Chapbook length: 25 - 40 poems

Cover letter: Book title, description of the chapbook, who you are and what motivated you to write this book, why you would like Gyroscope Press to publish your chapbook, marketing plan, and an author bio in 3rd person listing your previously published poems/books and any awards - if you don't have any, that's fine, too. Let us know if this is a simultaneous submission.

Some work may be previously published, but the bulk of the work (1/2) should be unpublished.

Chapbook in one document, 25 to 40 poems plus TOC, Acknowledgements, Bio, etc.

Accepted file formats: WORD (.doc or docx) or RTF (rich text format).  Do not send as PDF.

Please send your chapbook in standard font, Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial. Use tabs, not spaces to move your lines over. Do not underline or capitalize titles.

If you work on a regular document size of 8.5 x 11, you should reformat it to 9 x 6 with 1 inch margins to see how your poems work in that size format.

Simultaneous submissions are permissible; please notify Gyroscope Press immediately if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Our response time is usually within 3 - 4 months.

If chosen for publication we offer a perfect-bound paperback with a matte or glossy cover, 15 author copies, the ability to buy more copies at half price, and a percentage of royalties as well as a page on our website.

Welcome to the Summer Issue of Gyroscope Review. We welcome your submissions. No theme for this issue, just fine, contemporary poetry. If you have hot, summery poems, send them along.

All submissions to Gyroscope Review must be made via our submissions manager, Submitable. We do not accept submissions via post or email.

Our response time is between one and three months. Once you have submitted, please do not submit again within the same reading period. One submission per person per reading period.

READING PERIODS:

Spring issue: January 15-March 1 

Summer issue: April 1-June 1 

Fall Crone issue: July 1-September 1 

Winter issue: October 1-December 1


Note: once we have accepted enough poems to fill an issue, the reading period will close, so submit early. Please submit no more than 4 poems and put poems together in one document, one poem per page. There are no length restrictions on individual poems.  Formats we accept:  .doc, .docx, .rtf.  Instructions: 12 pt Times New Roman, Garamond, or Arial fonts and 1" margins. All poems in one document with page breaks in between.  Use the name you would like to be published under.  If you submit 5 or more poems we will not read past the 4th one and only the first 4 will be considered. 

DO NOT SEND PICTURES WITH YOUR POEMS. Artwork is arranged through the editors. We do not accept previously published material. This includes publication in print, on the Internet including on Facebook, poetry sites, and personal blogs. Poetry workshopped behind password-protected sites is okay. Please do not reprint your poem on your blog until a week has passed, and give Gyroscope Review credit as first publisher whenever you reprint it.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed but we ask that you consider our acceptance of your poem(s) as a commitment to be published by Gyroscope Review,  and the poem(s) will not be withdrawn after acceptance to go to another publication. That would make us sad. And probably irritated. If a submission is accepted elsewhere please send us a note immediately through Submittable. We’ll be happy for you, we promise! 

Please do not submit if you are not open to being edited. We will work with you on edit requests. 

No racist, or any other -ist, derogatory, anti-LGBTQIA+ or pornographic material. This is determined by the judgment of the editors. By all means, push the envelope, but do so in a tasteful manner. Translations must be of the author's own work, in English and translated language.

By submitting you attest that the work is your own. Anonymous submissions are not allowed, however, pen names are acceptable.

You grant Gyroscope Review first-time North American publication rights for your submission. All other rights to material published in the Gyroscope Review are retained by the individual authors, photographers, and artists. All published work will be archived online. Individual copyrights return to writers, artists, and photographers for their respective work after they are published. You agree that any subsequent publication, print or on the web must acknowledge Gyroscope Review as the original publisher. 

Please include a bio in the third person of 100 words or less with your submission. Bios longer than this will be edited down to 100 words. Poems that use capitals to begin all lines will be edited to reflect our contemporary style if accepted, we will work with you on this. Don't let MS Word dictate your poem style.

Gyroscope Review is open to poetry in all genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. Rhyming poetry is a hard sell unless extremely well done. We are open to traditional forms, but again, they must be well done. Poems about writing poems are generally a pass unless it brings something new to the table.

We publish quarterly. Note - Gyroscope Review is not a paying market at this time. We do not send contributor print copies, but free PDFs are always available from our website. Print editions are available on Amazon as well as Kindle ebooks, or from Book Depository.

Thank you for submitting!

Gyroscope Review Editors

Gyroscope Review