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 wait to hear back from us before submitting again.

READING PERIODS

Spring issue: January 1-March 15

Summer issue: April 1-June 15

Fall issue: July 1-September 15

Winter issue: October 1-December 15

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: .rtf, .doc, .docx, .txt. Bonus points if your font is 12 pt Times Roman 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our acceptance of your poem(s) as a commitment to be published by Gyroscope Review, and the poem(s) will not be withdrawn after acceptance to go to another publication.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.


We invite you to submit to our themed call for submissions for our April 2017 second anniversary issue. The theme is "planting ourselves". In the moving, transient world, how do you plant yourself? Do you plant yourself in place or are you a tumbleweed who scatters bits over a wide area? Are your roots shallow or deep? Are you a perennial or an annual? Must you be carried to a new place via a power other than your own? Dig deeply. Unearth your own gems.

Please follow our regular guidelines regarding prior publication, simultaneous submissions, and tone. Use the title of your poem as the file name.

We will also accept regular submissions during this reading period, so if this theme is not for you, you can still send us something through our regular category.

Submissions in this category will close March 15, 2017.


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 wait to hear back from us before submitting again.

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: .rtf, .doc, .docx, .txt. Bonus points if you use 12 pt Times Roman font. Please title your files the same as your poem title.

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.

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.

If your work is accepted for publication, we ask only for the right to publish it for the first time, in both digital and print formats. Gyroscope Review retains the right to use the accepted work in future anthologies as well as in the online archives of magazines. All rights revert to the author after publication by Gyroscope Review. All accepted work will be archived on the website.

Please include a bio in third person of 100 words or less with EACH 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.