There are presently no open calls for submissions.
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.
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 give Gyroscope Review credit as first publisher whenever you reprint your poem.
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our acceptance of your poem(s) as a commitment to be published by Gyroscope Review, and the poem(s) will not be withdrawn after acceptance to go to another publication.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 print editions from Book Depository or Biblio.