The open reading period for General Submissions
begins January 1st
January 1st - March 15th, 2011
(No reading fee)
Click here for complete submission rules.
We like to receive no more than 5 poems with a short bio and #10 Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope for return.
We do not accept simultaneous or e-mail submissions of any kind
for reading period or for our contests.
Send to: Comstock Review Editors
4956 St. John Drive
Syracuse, NY 13215
NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS OF ANY KIND ARE ACCEPTABLE.
All submissions from the United States of America must be accompanied by a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope #10 envelope) in order to receive a reply. If you do not want your poems returned, a single stamp is all that is required.
If you live outside the USA, we will reply to you by e-mail if you have it available. Please be sure it is legible.
Poets who have poems accepted may receive reply by e-mail from any of our editors. These e-mails will not come from our personal e-mail accounts rather than email@example.com
Comments, when we have time, and other poems will be sent back in the SASE.
Please put identifying information on each page of poetry submitted in case manuscripts get separated.
We only accept typed poems (or poems printed on the computer) preferably in a font large enough, and clear enough, to be easily read.
We prefer single-spaced poems so we can get the feel for how they would look in the magazine. Our average poem is no longer than 40 lines (not counting spaces).
For further important information click on "How to Submit" in the left-hand box on the home page or click the underlined link above.
OTHER READING PERIODS
We accept poetry for the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award yearly between April 1st and postmark by July 1st. Click on link for rules.
We will be accepting manuscripts for the 4th Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Competition between August 1 and September 30, 2011. (Contest is run every other year at present.)
Complete rules must be followed.
Click on the links above or return to the homepage to find all rules and guidelines for each different submission.
Rules for the contests are different and MUST be followed. Also, NO ENTRY FEES ARE RETURNED. The rules for the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award are clearly stated. There are also extensive guidelines. We suggest you check them if you have questions about the rules. If you have done all that and still have questions, you may contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
At present, Peggy Sperber Flanders, Associate Managing Editor as of Fall 2010, receives these e-mail queries. Please put contest name in subject line so it will not go into junk mail. If you do not receive a reply within 3 weeks, write again.