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We consider poetry of any style. We strongly encourage you, however, to be familiar with the poetry Colorado Review has previously published; visit our website to read selected poems that we have published or to purchase sample issues.

Please limit poetry submissions to no more than five poems with a maximum of 15 pages (total) at a time. Place all poems in a single document. 

Please also keep in mind that line lengths are limited by the size of our print journal; we can only fit up to 60 characters (including spaces and punctuation) per line. If your poem has very long lines or requires spacing that exceeds 60 characters, Colorado Review likely will not be able to accommodate the formatting.

If Colorado Review has published your work in the last two years, please refrain from submitting so that we may continue to feature new voices. 

If for any reason you’d like to withdraw a poem, please send us a message through Submittable. Please do not send requests to remove poems from your manuscript through Submittable’s “Open Editing” option.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.