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International Poetry Review

The Arabic Poetry Issue: Revolution and Rebellion, coming out Spring 2020

Call For Submissions Fall 2020: The Latin-American Poetry Issue: Protest and Revolt

The International Poetry Review is now accepting submissions for The Latin-American Poetry Issue: Protest and Revolt, slated for Fall 2020. Works exploring social protest and its aftermath, war, familial and spiritual protest, street performances, songs and other popular expressions broadly defined are especially welcome. An Arabic poetry issue centered on similar themes is currently in the works and will appear this coming spring.

Contemporary translation is the Review’s primary focus, appearing in bilingual format, along with a limited section, in every issue, of poetry originally written in English. We look for translations from the work of contemporary poets, without adhering rigidly to any one school of translation theory. We do request that the translator be responsible for securing translation and publication rights as necessary. If you are a writer and would like to publish your work in translation with us, let us know. A team of expert translators affiliated with UNCG and UNC-Chapel Hill will oversee the work in translation accepted for publication.

For this special issue, only work received before May 1, 2020 will be considered for publication. Submissions of an individual or selection of 2-3 poems, micro stories, chronicles, literary non-fiction, and short essays will be considered. We also welcome submissions from Latinx and English-language writers who have written poetry and/or prose exploring related themes. Please provide the original Spanish, Portuguese or Indigenous-language text as well as the translation. We require fonts compatible with Microsoft Word for Macintosh. Translations should not have appeared anywhere else, including self-published chapbooks or on Internet sites. Individuals will be informed of decisions to publish in mid to late June. Submissions should be sent via email as Word attachments to: amhontan@uncg.edu.

IPR does not charge a submission fee. For anyone interested in subscribing, the yearly individual subscription price is $10 for two issues. Checks should be made out to International Poetry Review and sent to the following address:

International Poetry Review
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2324 MHRA Bldg. PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170


About

Founded in 1975 by Evalyn Pierpoint Gill International Poetry Review is dedicated to the idea that the world is a better place if we build pathways to hear voices of writers in different languages. International Poetry Reviewpublishes works by contemporary writers in all languages, with facing English translations. A portion of every issue is dedicated also to pieces originally written in English.

After the appearance its Spring/Fall 2016 double issue, International Poetry Review was faced with a variety of challenges which forced it to suspend publication. We particularly regret that much of the work, which was submitted to the editors during the magazine’s two-year hiatus, has not been given full attention, which has endangered important long-standing relationships with poets and translators around the world whose words have always been the life’s blood of the review.

Now, with the renewed support of our home department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, we are happy to say that the magazine will be back from its sabbatical with renewed energy and commitment with a Spring issue in 2020 dedicated to Arabic poetry, edited by Suja Sawafta and a Fall issue 2020 dedicated to Latin American and Brazilian writers. We look forward to re-forging old relationships with our readers and contributors as we devote ourselves once again to bring to English-language readers works of power and beauty from around the world.


Subscriptions

Please click here to download the Adobe PDF subscription form. Print and mail the form to:

International Poetry Review
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2324 MHRA Bldg. PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170


Contact

Ana Hontanilla
Editor
IPR@uncg.edu

Peter Dola
Editor
ptdola@uncg.edu

Mark Smith-Soto
Associate Editor
mismiths@uncg.edu

Mercer Bufter
Associate Editor
bufter2814@gmail.com

Joshua Lunsford
Editorial Assistant
jclunsfo@uncg.edu