The Shoreline Review is currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis. Each issue will have 10-15 poems, and a prose component. You can email your submissions to us at

Please review the necessary submission guidelines before submitting:

Please email us up to four poems of any length, as an attachment (Word or PDF only). Do not include the poems in the body of the email. Your name should not be mentioned anywhere in the document.
Note: Although not every issue is themed, we always encourage response poems, tributes and any work that’s been influenced by recent events.
To get a better idea of what we’re looking for, you can read our mission statement, and our editors’ bios.

Please send us one essay of no more than 1500 words to us in a Word or PDF file. Do not mention your name or any personal details in the document itself.
We’re looking for personal/academic/creative nonfiction that explores poetry, poets or specific poems, especially South Asian poetry or poets. This could be a response, a review, a critique, an interview.
We also accept interview pitches, lyric essays, longer prose poems and other
experimental forms in this section.


  1. We only accept previously unpublished work (Self-publishing on Facebook, blogs, forums are not counted as published.)
  2. There are no restrictions, regarding length and form.
  3. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. In case one or more poems get accepted elsewhere, let us know as soon as possible and we’ll remove them from our reading pile. If you wish to withdraw your entire submission, send us a follow up email on the same thread to let us know.
  4. Unfortunately, you cannot revise or edit anything once we’ve filed your submission and during the reading period. However, if we decide to publish your work, we’ll work closely with you on any revisions you might want.
  5. All rights return to the author on publication. We do ask that you mention us in reprints of pieces first published here.


Email us your submission at with your name, phone number, email address, cover letter (optional), and a short writer’s bio. The cover letter can contain any information you want us to have before we read your work. These details should be mentioned in the body of the email itself, and not in the file or above the poems.

Note: Regardless of whether we decide to publish you or not, everyone gets feedback and reviews on their submission.

Out of the poems accepted, we may choose and publish two under the Editors’ Pick category.


We’re looking forward to the reading period, and really, really appreciate your contribution.