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New York Review Of Books Poetry Submissions

How can I get my book reviewed by The New York Review of Books?Please send all books to: The Editors The New York Review of Books 207 East 32nd Street New York, NY 10016-6305As we receive hundreds of books for review consideration, we do not keep a log of the books that arrive. When a book is reviewed, we send copies of the review to the book's publisher.

New York Review Of Books Poetry Submissions

Can you send me the email address for one of your contributors?We are not able to provide contact information for contributors to the Review; however, you can send a letter in care of the editors (or email, who will forward it). If you are interested in responding to a review, article or letter by a specific author or contributor, please contact the editors.

Can I order books that are reviewed from this site?Yes. If you buy books linked from our site, The New York Review may earn a commission from, whose sales support independent bookstores.

How can I receive a copy of an NYRB title for review in my publication or blog?To request a media review copy of a book please write to New York Review Books, Publicity Department, 207 East 32nd Street, NY NY 10016-6305 or email

With a worldwide circulation of more than one hundred thirty-five thousand, the New York Review of Books offers its readers a variety of featured articles, book reviews, literary commentary, and other discussions and insights about books, publishing, and the writing life.

We look at unsolicited submissions as well as proposals. The best guide to what we might like is what we usually publish, including poems, reviews, reportage, memoir, articles for our Short Cuts and Diary slots, and blogposts. Submissions should be sent for the attention of the editors by email or post to:

To contact the Los Angeles Review of Books for press inquiries, including assistance with your story, contact information for a LARB writer or editor, or to request an interview with a LARB media spokesperson, please contact our Press Office by sending an email to pressoffice (at) If you are on deadline, please indicate that in your correspondence. A LARB press officer will respond to you without delay.

If you are an editor seeking reprint rights to any of our published articles, please send an email to info (at) Articles published in the Los Angeles Review of Books are available for republication.

Our Editorial Board welcomes story pitches from professional and freelance writers, journalists, columnists, and authors on all topics, whether it is a book review, hard news journalism, a feature article, or an op-ed. All submissions must be exclusive. Please keep your story pitch between 200 and 500 words. Send an email to a relevant editor on the Masthead. Your pitch will be forwarded to the appropriate editor.

To have your book considered for review, send a pitch to a relevant editor on the Masthead; copies of books and correspondence can be sent to LARB, 6671 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1521, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

If you are an advertiser and are interested in placing an ad on the Los Angeles Review of Books main site, the print Quarterly journal, in our weekly newsletter, the monthly LARB podcast series, and other venues, please contact our advertising representative, Bill Harper, at bill (at) for our rate card, specs, and more.

The Review publishes long-form reviews and essays, often by well-known writers, original poetry, and has letters and personals advertising sections that had attracted critical comment. In 1979 the magazine founded the London Review of Books, which soon became independent. In 1990 it founded an Italian edition, la Rivista dei Libri, published until 2010. The Review has a book publishing division, established in 1999, called New York Review Books, which publishes reprints of classics, as well as collections and children's books. Since 2010, the journal has hosted a blog written by its contributors. The Review celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. A Martin Scorsese film called The 50 Year Argument documents the history and influence of the paper over its first half century.

The New York Review was founded by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein, together with publisher A. Whitney Ellsworth[5] and writer Elizabeth Hardwick. They were backed and encouraged by Epstein's husband, Jason Epstein, a vice president at Random House and editor of Vintage Books, and Hardwick's husband, poet Robert Lowell. In 1959 Hardwick had published an essay, "The Decline of Book Reviewing", in Harper's,[6] where Silvers was then an editor, in a special issue that he edited called "Writing in America".[7][8] Her essay was an indictment of American book reviews of the time, "light, little article[s]" that she decried as "lobotomized", passionless praise and denounced as "blandly, respectfully denying whatever vivacious interest there might be in books or in literary matters generally."[9] The group was inspired to found a new magazine to publish thoughtful, probing, lively reviews[10] featuring what Hardwick called "the unusual, the difficult, the lengthy, the intransigent, and above all, the interesting".[6][11]

The New York Review does not pretend to cover all the books of the season or even all the important ones. Neither time nor space, however, have been spent on books which are trivial in their intentions or venal in their effects, except occasionally to reduce a temporarily inflated reputation or to call attention to a fraud. ... The hope of the editors is to suggest, however imperfectly, some of the qualities which a responsible literary journal should have and to discover whether there is, in America, not only the need for such a review but the demand for one.

For over 40 years, Silvers and Epstein edited the Review together.[3] In 1984, Silvers, Epstein and their partners sold the Review to publisher Rea S. Hederman,[27] who still owns the paper,[28] but the two continued as its editors.[14] In 2006, Epstein died of cancer at the age of 77.[29] In awarding to Epstein and Silvers its 2006 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, the National Book Foundation stated: "With The New York Review of Books, Robert Silvers and Barbara Epstein raised book reviewing to an art and made the discussion of books a lively, provocative and intellectual activity."[30]

Over the years, the Review has featured reviews and articles by such international writers and intellectuals, in addition to those already noted, as Timothy Garton Ash, Margaret Atwood, Russell Baker, Saul Bellow, Isaiah Berlin, Harold Bloom, Joseph Brodsky, Ian Buruma, Noam Chomsky, J. M. Coetzee, Frederick Crews, Ronald Dworkin, John Kenneth Galbraith, Masha Gessen, Nadine Gordimer, Stephen Jay Gould, Christopher Hitchens, Tim Judah, Murray Kempton, Paul Krugman, Richard Lewontin, Perry Link, Alison Lurie, Peter Medawar, Daniel Mendelsohn, Bill Moyers, Vladimir Nabokov, Ralph Nader, V. S. Naipaul, Peter G. Peterson, Samantha Power, Nathaniel Rich, Felix Rohatyn, Jean-Paul Sartre, John Searle, Zadie Smith, Timothy Snyder, George Soros, I. F. Stone, Desmond Tutu, John Updike, Derek Walcott, Steven Weinberg, Garry Wills and Tony Judt. According to the National Book Foundation: "From Mary McCarthy and Edmund Wilson to Gore Vidal and Joan Didion, The New York Review of Books has consistently employed the liveliest minds in America to think about, write about, and debate books and the issues they raise."[30]

The Washington Post described the "lively literary disputes" conducted in the 'letters to the editor' column of the Review as "the closest thing the intellectual world has to bare-knuckle boxing".[3] In addition to reviews, interviews and articles, the paper features extensive advertising from publishers promoting newly published books. It also includes a popular "personals" section that "share[s] a cultivated writing style" with its articles.[36][66] One lonely heart, author Jane Juska, documented the 63 replies to her personal ad in the Review with a 2003 memoir, A Round-Heeled Woman, that was adapted as a play.[67][68] In The Washington Post, Matt Schudel called the personal ads "sometimes laughably highbrow" and recalled that they were "spoofed by Woody Allen in the movie Annie Hall".[69]

We review poetry on a rolling basis, but ask that you please not submit more than twice in a twelve-month period. You may send up to six poems (in a single document) per submission. Our response time is around six months.

We review poetry on a rolling basis, but ask that you please not submit more than twice in a twelve-month period. You may send up to six poems (in a single document) per submission. Our response time is usually around six months, but may be longer.

We accept literary submissions in any genre. We do not reprint previously published work, book reviews, or unsolicited translations. Our submission periods are September 15th to December 15th, and January 15th to April 15th.

Fjords Books publishes chapbooks, and full-length books. We began publishing chapbooks in 2022. In 2023 we will begin publishing full-length books and we read all chapbook and full-length book submissions. We plan to publish 4-10 chapbooks and 4-10 full-length books in print and eBook each year. All books receive an advance, wide distribution, and copies. Please see our chapbook and full-length book guidelines in the entry categories during our open periods.

Fjords is reading for 2023 full length books in every genre. Each book will receive full distribution and made available to readers as both print and ebooks. Selected authors will receive 20 copies of the book, a standard publication contract, and a $100 advance against royalties. We accept work in any format in any style. We suggest a cover letter. Page counts, poetry up to 120 pages, short fiction and novels no limit on pages, creative nonfiction and memoir no limit on pages, hybrid work no limit on pages. We aim to respond to all submissions within three months, though this may sometimes take longer. We are reading for Spring and Fall 2023.All submissions receive a free download link to our latest print edition.


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