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 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our acceptance of your poem(s) as a commitment to be published by Gyroscope Review,  and the poem(s) will not be withdrawn after acceptance to go to another publication.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. 


Our Fall 2021 Issue will be the annual Crone Power Issue. Submissions will be limited to poets over 50 who identify as women. For this special issue, we seek work that examines what it means to be a woman over 50—gifts, dreams, contributions. We want work that thinks beyond the usual and celebrates wise women with all their strengths, and experiences.

What does it mean to be a woman over 50? What are your hopes and dreams? What would you like to change about the world? What wisdom do you have to share?


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 2021 ISSUE STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2021.

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. If there are 5 poems in a document, the fifth poem will be ignored and not given a pony.

Please submit no more than 4 poems. There are no length restrictions on individual poems.  Formats we accept: .rtf, .doc, .docx. Do not add any special formatting. Stick to standard fonts like Times New Roman and Calibri, etc. Use tabs instead of the space bar to offset lines. You may put up to four poems in one document; please make sure each poem is on a separate page, use page breaks in between. Our response time is generally one to 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 at the editor's discretion.

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 online PDF issues are always available on our website. 

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