The Manhattan Review
The Manhattan Review
Established 1980

Submission Guidelines

The Manhattan Review publishes only poetry, reviews of poetry books, and poetry-related essays. The editor reads unsolicited submissions at all times of the year but requests that you observe the following guidelines:

  • Send with SASE and brief bio.

  • Query first about ideas for reviews or essays.

  • Read the magazine or the online archive before submitting work.

  • If possible, avoid simultaneous submissions. If you are submitting work simultaneously,  include notification in your cover letter.

  • For submitted work, query by mail rather than by email.

  • Poets submitting from abroad may send their work via e-mail to

The Manhattan Review has only first North American serial rights for the work it publishes.