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WHAT WE PUBLISH

Ricochet Review welcomes national and international submissions from high school students, college students, and non-students who have work that fits our theme and aspire to become published writers.

Our issues are themed. The theme for the next issue, Volume 8, will be Somewhere: Poetry of Place. These poems may reference a place eliciting an emotional connection. We will be accepting verse forms (couplet, ode, haiku, limerick, etc.) and free verse poetry that explore Somewhere.

Reading period begins September 1st, 2019, and ends December 31st, 2019.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Submissions are accepted starting September 1st, 2019, and ending December 31st, 2019.
  • We do not accept submissions by email.
  • Submission does not guarantee publication.
  • Please submit only to one category (below) at a time. We do not accept more than five poems per submission.
  • Only original material will be published.
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions. If accepted elsewhere, please notify our managing editor as soon as possible at sorellana1@cps.edu. Our response time is usually 2-3 months. All rights revert back to the author upon publication.
  • Please send all submission inquiries to our managing editor at sorellana1@cps.edu or faculty advisor at sdtrinter@cps.edu

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Category 1: High School Student

This submissions category is for students who are in high school. The theme for Volume 8 will be Somewhere: Poetry of Place. We are looking for any type of poetry that falls under this theme. In your cover letter, please include your mailing address, email address, high school name, and high school contact information. Please SUBMIT one file with no more than five poems included.

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Category 2: College Student

This submissions category is for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program. The theme for Volume 8 will be Somewhere: Poetry of Place. We are looking for any type of poetry that falls under this theme. In your cover letter, please include your mailing address, email address, College contact information, and where your work has been published before, if relevant. Please SUBMIT one file with no more than five poems included.

Category 3: Non-Student

This submissions category is for all writers not enrolled as a student in an academic degree program. The theme for Volume 8 will be Somewhere: Poetry of Place. We are looking for any type of poetry that falls under this theme. In your cover letter, please include your mailing address, email address, and where your work has been published before, if relevant. Please SUBMIT one file with no more than five poems included.

Category 4: Poetry Translations

This submissions category is for all writers. The theme for Volume 8 will be Somewhere: Poetry of Place. We are looking for any type of translation that falls under this theme. Translations must have proof of rights that give the author(s) permission to translate. Original translations must be included with your translation submission. In your cover letter, please include your mailing address, email address, and where your work has been published before, if relevant. Please SUBMIT one file with no more than five translation poems included (originals exempt).

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