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. POLICY CHANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017: NO MORE THAN FOUR POEMS FROM ANY ONE AUTHOR PER READING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED.
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 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.