Call for Critics

Welcome to the Contemporary Poetry Review, the largest online archive of poetry criticism in the world. The CPR has a regular staff of contributors. Though new positions may not be available, the editor invites interested critics to submit their work. Because of the volume of submissions, prospective contributors should understand that the process can take 1-3 months. Contributors are accepted on a permanent basis, and asked to contribute regularly. They are paid for each contribution, and are extended the following courtesies:

  • Contributors are never assigned any work to review; they choose their assignments and their deadlines.
  • Contributors have no maximum word count or length restrictions imposed on their work; they are encouraged to write leisurely and quote amply.
  • All editorial revisions are submitted to the contributor before a contribution is published, and all revisions may be discussed.
  • Review copies are made available to contributors free of charge, and need not be returned.

If you are interested in being considered as a contributor, please submit 3-5 poetry reviews as writing samples and a biographical note to the editor or mail them to:

Contemporary Poetry Review
PO Box 5222
Arlington, VA 22205

The Contemporary Poetry Review is a program of the American Poetry Fund, a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status.

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