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.

READING PERIODS

Spring issue: January 1-March 7

Summer issue: April 1-June 7

Fall issue: July 1-September 7

Winter issue: October 1-December 7

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. Please put poems together in one document. There are no length restrictions on individual poems.  Formats we accept:  .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt. Bonus points if your font is 12 pt and you use 1" margins. Please follow instruction for titling submissions as shown on submissions form.

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our  acceptance of your poem(s) as a commitment to be published by Gyroscope Review,  and the poem(s) will not be withdrawn after acceptance to go to another  publication.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 do not send contributors' print copies, but free PDFs are always available from our website.


OUR FALL 2019 ISSUE, THE CRONE POWER ISSUE, WILL BE A SPECIAL ISSUE LIMITED TO POETS OVER 50 WHO IDENTIFY AS WOMEN

THE THEME IS WHAT IT IS TO IDENTIFY AS A WOMAN OVER 50. THINK BEYOND THE USUAL. THINK ABOUT POWER, DREAMS, CONTRIBUTIONS. CELEBRATE  WISE WOMEN, CRONES, MATRIARCHS, ELDERS, STRENGTH, EXPERIENCE.

 IF YOU ARE NOT A WOMAN OR WOMAN-IDENTIFYING POET OVER 50, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AT THIS TIME.

REGULAR SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL POETS WILL RESUME WITH OUR WINTER 2020 ISSUE.


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

NO MORE THAN FOUR POEMS FROM ANY ONE AUTHOR PER READING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED. 

ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT READING PERIOD TO SUBMIT AGAIN.

Please submit no more than 4 poems. There are no length restrictions on individual poems.  Formats we accept: .rtf, .doc, .docx, .txt. You may put up to four poems in one document for ease in submitting; please make sure each poem is on a separate page. Our response time is between one and three months.  

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; 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 written 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. We do not provide contributors' printed copies, but free PDF issues are always available on our website. 

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