The Cortland Review considers poetry, translations, and book reviews. Send us your best work!

The Cortland Review accepts simultaneous submissions, but we kindly ask that you notify us as soon as possible when you have placed submitted work elsewhere. 

All submissions must be previously unpublished.

Submit up to 5 poems at a time.

Please use the Book Review Query form first before submitting a book review.

The Cortland Review does its best respond to all submissions within 3-4 months.

The Cortland Review accepts simultaneous submissions, but we kindly ask that you message us through your Submittable account as soon as possible when you have placed poems elsewhere. 

All submissions must be previously unpublished.

Submit up to 5 poems at a time.

The Cortland Review does its best respond to all submissions within 3-4 months.

Please provide biographical information for both the translated author and the translator, and if you choose, a brief statement of any other relevant contextual information important to evaluating the submission. Feel free to comment, if you wish, as to why you are passionate about translating and helping to publish this author. Providing contextual and biographical information about the translated author and their work in a detailed but appropriately brief way helps us to evaluate the submission and is appreciated.  

Please include the poems in the original language at the end of the submission.

You will be asked to affirm that you have been granted permission to publish these translations by either the translated author or their estate.

The Cortland Review accepts simultaneous submissions, but we kindly ask that you notify us as soon as possible when you have placed submitted work elsewhere. All submissions must be previously unpublished.

Submit up to 5 poems at a time.

The Cortland Review does its best respond to all submissions within 3-4 months.

Please read several of our recent book reviews to get a sense of what we publish. Our reviews tend to be between 800-1200 words and contain in-depth critical and literary analysis. If this is not the author's first book, reviewers will be expected to place this new work, however briefly, into the context of previous work. Reviews will require line and page citations for each quotation in the following style: (p. 3, ll. 2-8). 

You will be asked to provide a short description of the proposed book review including author, title, publisher, and publication date. Feel free to include, if you wish, a brief statement as to why you feel passionate about reviewing this particular work (s). 

Please include a list a prior review publications, including links if published online. Not having prior publications does not disqualify your submission as we are always interested in emerging reviewers and we encourage them to submit.

The Cortland Review does its best respond to all submissions within 3-4 months.

REVIEW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

*Solicited means that you have previously submitted a query and received a response.

We may decide not to publish the piece, so please keep that in mind. Given the sheer number of submissions, it isn't possible to give feedback as to why a piece was not accepted.

Please read several of our recent book reviews to get a sense of what we publish. Our reviews tend to be between 800-1200 words and contain in-depth critical and literary analysis. We lean towards reviews that present a sense of a book's larger aims, uniqueness, organization, style, passions, etc... along with close analysis of selected poems, avoiding either complete, general synopsis or solely a craft essay in favor of an enjoyable blend of both.

Please note that for authors with more than published work, we usually like to see some brief mention of an author's prior works in the introduction and at least a sentence or two of context for the new work being reviewed. 

Please single-space your review, as well as indented quotations.

Reviews will require line and page citations for each quotation in the following style: (p. 3, ll. 2-8).  Indent any quotation longer than three lines, single spaced but with a space between the quotation and the text.

If the poem title is mentioned in the body of the paragraph then only the page and lines need be cited in the indented quotation, but if not, the title must be included:

            and what is this loneliness we long for in that someone

            no one else can be, who lives or dies, depending,

            but who was there, whatever the moment was?


            (“Planet,” p. 23, ll.12-14)