There are presently no open calls for submissions.
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. Once you have submitted, please do not submit again within the same 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. There are no length restrictions on individual poems. Formats we accept: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt. Instructions: 12 pt Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial fonts and 1" margins. All poems in one document. Please follow instructions for titling submissions as shown on the submissions form. Use the name you would like to be published under. Please, no photos in submissions. If you send more than 4 poems, we will only read the first 4, any other poems will be sent to the corner without supper, unwanted and unloved.
We do not accept previously published material. This includes publications 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our acceptance of your poem(s) as a commitment to be published by Gyroscope Review, and the poem(s) will not be withdrawn after acceptance to go to another publication.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. We will work with you on edits.
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 third-person bio 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.
We publish quarterly. Note - Gyroscope Review is not a paying market at this time. We do not send contributors' print copies, but free PDFs are always available from our website. Print and Kindle editions are available for purchase on Amazon.