The entry period runs from February 1st to March 31st.

Chapbooks should be between 20-40 pages. Manuscripts should include a title page, table of contents, and a list of acknowledgments for previously published poems. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines but not books or chapbooks. The collection as a whole must be unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration.  We do not accept translations.

This reading period is open only to traditionally marginalized writers.  In your cover letter, please spend a few sentences discussing how your marginalization relates to your writing.

Current students, former students, former classmates, or friends of Small Harbor Publishing, Harbor Editions, or Harbor Review staff are disqualified from sending work.

All entries will be read by Harbor Editions staff.

There is no submission fee. However, you may make an optional donation to our press via Paypal. Click here to donate.

Include in your cover letter your name, contact information, and a brief bio.  Attach your manuscript as a word or pdf attachment.  Please use the title of your chapbook as your document name.

Harbor Editions will publish 1-2 books from the open reading period.  Those selected will receive a standard publishing contract and 20 copies of their book.  All entrants will be notified about the status of their submission after the submission period.

Send 1-3 poems in one document as a pdf or word document during our submission window. Include a short bio in your cover letter. The theme for issue #13 is “Wondrous & Miraculous."


 The submission fee for expedited submissions is $8. Regular submissions are free. All fees are waived for BIPOC identifying writers. 


All honorarium payments to contributors and prize winners will be paid through PayPal. Sorry, no exceptions.

$8.00

Send 1-3 poems in one document as a pdf or word document during our submission window. Include a short bio in your cover letter. The theme for issue #13 is: “Wondrous & Miraculous."


Responses given within 14 days.  The submission fee for expedited submissions is $8. Regular submissions are free. All fees are waived for BIPOC identifying writers. 


All honorarium payments to contributors and prize winners will be paid through PayPal. Sorry, no exceptions.

Send 1-3 high resolution images with titles (minimum 2000 pixels on the longest side). Include in your cover letter an image list, short bio, and short artist statement.  The theme is "Wonderous and Miraculous."

Harbor Review is a paying market. We pay artists $10 via PayPal (no other methods available) per published piece upon release of the online issue in which the piece appears. All honorarium payments to contributors and prize winners will be paid through PayPal. Sorry, no exceptions.

$25.00

We provide critique services to help support Small Harbor Publishing and continue to pay our writers and artists. The submission fee for a poetry critique is $25.

Send up to three poems in one document. You will receive a response from one of our editors in four weeks. The response will include a Submittable letter critique response and line edits for the poems.


$5.00

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