• We accept submissions via Submittable.

  • Send up to three previously unpublished poems. 

  • For pieces with special formatting needs please send these as a .doc or a .docx file.

  • Start each poem on a new page. 

  • In the cover letter, please include a brief biography (maximum of 50 words).

  • Please wait for a response before submitting again 

  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, please tell us immediately by adding a note on Submittable or email us at Do not withdraw your entire submission unless all the poems are unavailable.


The Ellis Review retains first publication rights for all of the pieces it publishes. After publication, rights revert to the poet; however,
we ask that you acknowledge us with the first publication thereafter. Currently, we cannot afford to pay our contributors. We are working to change this.