About The American Poetry Review



The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary prose. APR also aims to expand the audience interested in poetry and literature, and to provide authors, especially poets, with a far-reaching forum in which to present their work.


Our Board 

David Bonanno 

Jonathan Katz 

Eileen Neff 

Judith Newman 

Linda Richardson 

Elizabeth Scanlon

Ava Seave 

Mark Stein 


The American Poetry Review was founded in 1972 in Philadelphia. By developing efficient, inexpensive production methods and a distribution network that combined newsstands, bookstores, and subscriptions, it became the most widely circulated poetry magazine in the U.S. within the first five years of publication. In the 1970’s, APR established a reputation for publishing a broad range of material: interviews, literary essays and essays on social issues, translations, fiction, reviews, and poetry by the most distinguished authors, by writers working in new forms of contemporary literature, by younger poets now at the center of American poetry, and by writers from other cultures.


APR has continued uninterrupted publication of The American Poetry Review since 1972, and has included the work of over 3,000 writers.


David Bonanno, Editor                        dbonanno@aprweb.org

Mike Duffy, Business Manager         duffym@aprweb.org

Elizabeth Scanlon, Editor                  escanlon@aprweb.org


Submission Guidelines

The American Poetry Review publishes original poetry, literary criticism, interviews, and essays. 


You may submit online or send your manuscript to The American Poetry Review, 320 S. Broad St., Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please do not send previously published material.

  • If you mail a submission, it must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply. No reply will be made to unaccepted manuscripts that are not accompanied by a SASE.  
  • Our response time is approximately six months. Please do not inquire about the status of your submission unless more than six months have passed. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 
  • Copyright: APR holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. We do not require that material be copyrighted prior to submission.

2016-2017 Print Advertising Schedule & Rates

Frequency: Bimonthly
Type: Newsprint tabloid
Trim size: 10.5 x 14.5 inches
Format: Two or three columns per page. Random placement.

Mechanical requirements:

PDF files preferred.  TIFF or JPEG files are acceptable but reproduce at slightly lower quality.


Fonts:  We strongly recommend embedded, Type 1 fonts.  TrueType fonts require conversion to TIFF for display. Ads with TrueType fonts or without fonts will not have live links in our digital edition. 


Stray Marks:  Please remove crop marks and ID slugs from the file.  The file should consist of the ad only.


Color ads must be CMYK.  RGB color is not acceptable.  Other ads must be grayscale (black and white).  Grayscale ads should have no hidden color.


Photographs and artwork should have minimum resolution of 300 dpi.


Delivery:  Send the file to Mike Duffy at duffym@aprweb.org as an email attachment.


Contact: Mike Duffy,  Tel: 215-717-6803; E-mail: duffym@aprweb.org


Rates: (Any size ad can be in color for and additional charge of $400.)


Space                                     Price                                               

Width x Depth

Full page

$950 (Black & White)

$1,350 (Color)

9-1/2” x 13”
2/3 page $720 6-1/4” x 13”
Junior page $575 6-1/4” x 9-1/2”
1/2 page vert. $575 4-1/2” x 13”
1/2 page horiz. $575 9-1/2” x 6-1/4”
1/3 page tall $440 4-1/2” x 9-1/2”
1/3 page sq. $440 6-1/4” x 6-1/4”
1/3 page horiz. $440 9-1/2” x 4”
1/4 page $310 4-1/2” x 6-1/4”
1/4 page horiz. $310 9-1/2” x 3”
1/6 page $220 4-1/2” x 4”
1/6 page wide $220 6-1/4” x 3”
1/8 page $175 4-1/2” x 3”
Full column $400 3” x 13”
3/4 column $310 3” x 9-1/2”
2/3 column $285 3” x 8-1/2”
1/2 column $220 3” x 6-1/4”
1/3 column $165 3” x 4”
1/4 column $130 3” x 3”
1/6 column $88 3” x 2”
1/8 column $68 3” x 1-1/2”

One inch



3” x 1”


Payment: Payment is due in full within 30 days of publication. Advertisers outside the U.S.A. must pay in advance. We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express cards.


Frequency discounts: Advertisers who place two or more ads of a similar size in a contract year earn discounts as follows: Two ads = 5%. Three ads = 7-1/2%. Four ads = 10%. Five ads = 15%. Six or more ads = 20%. A contract year is defined as six consecutive issues. Ads may be combined in a single issue.


Cash discounts: 5% for advance payment, i.e. payment received with ad copy or by the copy due date.  No refunds will be issued for prepaid ads.


Commissions: Recognized advertising agencies receive 15% of the net space price.


Cancellations: Space cancellations may not be accepted after the closing date. No refunds will be issued for prepaid ads that are canceled.


Ad content: The American Poetry Review reserves the right to reject advertising or request changes in content if the advertising does not conform to the standards of The American Poetry Review.



May/June 2017     May 1, 2017    Mar 27, 2017      Mar 31, 2017
Jul/Aug 2017     July 1, 2017    May 22, 2017      May 26, 2017
Sept/Oct 2017     Sept 1, 2017    July 24, 2017      July 28, 2017
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Jan/Feb 2018      Jan 1, 2018    Nov 27, 2017      Dec 1, 2017
Mar/Apr 2018     Mar 1, 2018    Jan 29, 2018      Feb 2, 2018