There are presently no open calls for submissions.
IF THE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM IS UNEXPECTEDLY CLOSED DURING A SCHEDULED READING PERIOD, IT MEANS WE HAVE HIT THE LIMIT OF SUBMISSIONS THAT OUR SYSTEM CAN HANDLE FOR THE MONTH. WE WILL REOPEN ON THE FIRST OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH.
All submissions to Gyroscope Review must be made via our submissions manager. We do not accept submissions via post or email.
Our response time is between one and three months. Please do not submit more than four poems. Once you have submitted, please do not submit again within the same reading period.
Spring issue: January 1-March 15
Summer issue: April 1-June 15
Fall issue: July 1-September 15
Winter issue: October 1-December 15
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. There are no length restrictions on individual poems. Before submitting, make sure you paste each intended piece into its own document and submit them one at a time. Formats we accept: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt. Bonus points if your font is 12 pt and you use 1" margins.
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 3 months have passed, and give Gyroscope Review credit as first publisher.
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our acceptance of your poem(s) as a commitment to be published by Gyroscope Review, and the poem(s) will not be withdrawn after acceptance to go to another publication.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 notify us immediately through Submittable. We’ll be happy for you, we promise!
Please do not submit if you are not open to being edited.
No racist, or any other -ist, derogatory, 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.
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 may be archived online. Individual copyrights return to writers, artists, and photographers for their respective work after the quarter in which 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 third person of 100 words or less with your submission. Bios longer than this will be edited down to 100 words.
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.
We publish quarterly. Note - Gyroscope Review is not a paying market at this time.