Guidelines for Submitting a Review

Harpur Palate welcomes unsolicited, previously unpublished reviews for the web review section of our blog. Reviews may be on recently published short story collections, novels, poetry full-lengths, or poetry chapbooks by emerging or established writers. In terms of length, brevity (2,000 words or less) is optimal, but we will consider reviews up to 5,000-words. The review should merit its length. We will consider reviews written in any style, from the more objective to the unabashedly subjective and narrative. We only ask that you support your conclusions with contextualized text from the work you are reviewing. Please avoid plot summaries that don’t illustrate important ideas.
Accepted reviews will be published on Harpur Palate’s blog, noted in the Harpur Palate journal, and promoted on Harpur Palate’s Facebook page.
Submit a review with a brief cover letter via our Submittable page. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.

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