The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary prose. APR also aims to expand the audience interested in poetry and literature, and to provide authors, especially poets, with a far-reaching forum in which to present their work.


The American Poetry Review is a 501©(3) non-profit corporation. Tax-deductible contributions are needed and welcome. Our annual Friends of APR campaign and The Publisher’s Circle support the operating budget of the magazine.  For more information about the Friends campaign, The Publisher’s Circle, or other forms of contribution to APR, or to receive a copy of the organization’s most recent IRS 990 form, please contact: David Bonanno, The American Poetry Review, 320 S. Broad St, Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102.


The American Poetry Review was founded by Stephen Berg in 1972 in Philadelphia. By developing efficient, inexpensive production methods and a distribution network that combined newsstands, bookstores, and subscriptions, it became the most widely circulated poetry magazine in the U.S. within the first five years of publication. In the 1970’s, APR established a reputation for publishing a broad range of material: interviews, literary essays and essays on social issues, translations, fiction, reviews, and poetry by the most distinguished authors, by writers working in new forms of contemporary literature, by younger poets now at the center of American poetry, and by writers from other cultures.

APR has continued uninterrupted publication of The American Poetry Review since 1972, and has included the work of over 1,500 writers, among whom there are nine Nobel Prize laureates and thirty-three Pulitzer Prize winners.



David Bonanno, Editor                    dbonanno@aprweb.org

Mike Duffy, Business Manager        duffym@aprweb.org

Elizabeth Scanlon, Editor                escanlon@aprweb.org




The American Poetry Review publishes original poetry, literary criticism, interviews, and essays. Please observe the following guidelines when submitting manuscripts for consideration.

  • Manuscripts should be printed, on white, 8 ½ ” x 11” paper.
  • Manuscripts should be addressed to “The Editors” and mailed to The American Poetry Review, 320 S. Broad St., Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Do not send manuscripts by fax or e-mail.
  • Please do not send previously published material.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply. No reply will be made to unaccepted manuscripts that are not accompanied by a SASE.  We will not respond via e-mail.
  • Keep a copy of your manuscript and record the date you sent it.
  • Our reporting time is approximately three months. We will inform you of our decision. Please do not inquire about the status of your submission unless more than three months have passed.
  • Copyright: APR holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. We do not require that material be copyrighted prior to submission.


2014-2015 Print Advertising Schedule & Rates

Circulation: 5,000-8,000
Frequency: Bimonthly
Type: Newsprint tabloid
Trim size: 10.5 x 14.5 inches
Format: Two or three columns per page. Random placement.

Mechanical requirements:

PDF files preferred.  TIFF or JPEG files are acceptable but reproduce at slightly lower quality.

Fonts:  We strongly recommend embedded, Type 1 fonts.  TrueType fonts require conversion to TIFF for display. Ads with TrueType fonts or without fonts will not have live links in our digital edition. 

Stray Marks:  Please remove crop marks and ID slugs from the file.  The file should consist of the ad only.

Color ads must be CMYK.  RGB color is not acceptable.  Other ads must be grayscale (black and white). 

Delivery:  Send the file to Mike Duffy at duffym@aprweb.org as an email attachment.

Contact: Mike Duffy,  Tel: 215-717-6803; E-mail: duffym@aprweb.org.

Rates: (Any size ad can be in color for and additional charge of $400.)
Space Price

Width x Depth

Full page

$950 (Black & White)

$1,350 (Color)

9-1/2” x 13”
2/3 page $720 6-1/4” x 13”
Junior page $575 6-1/4” x 9-1/2”
1/2 page vert. $575 4-1/2” x 13”
1/2 page horiz. $575 9-1/2” x 6-1/4”
1/3 page tall $440 4-1/2” x 9-1/2”
1/3 page sq. $440 6-1/4” x 6-1/4”
1/3 page horiz. $440 9-1/2” x 4”
1/4 page $310 4-1/2” x 6-1/4”
1/4 page horiz. $310 9-1/2” x 3”
1/6 page $220 4-1/2” x 4”
1/6 page wide $220 6-1/4” x 3”
1/8 page $175 4-1/2” x 3”
Full column $400 3” x 13”
3/4 column $310 3” x 9-1/2”
2/3 column $285 3” x 8-1/2”
1/2 column $220 3” x 6-1/4”
1/3 column $165 3” x 4”
1/4 column $130 3” x 3”
1/6 column $88 3” x 2”
1/8 column $68 3” x 1-1/2”

One inch



3” x 1”

Payment: Payment is due in full within 30 days of publication. Advertisers outside the U.S.A. must pay in advance. We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express cards.
Frequency discounts: Advertisers who place two or more ads of a similar size in a contract year earn discounts as follows: Two ads = 5%. Three ads = 7-1/2%. Four ads = 10%. Five ads = 15%. Six or more ads = 20%. A contract year is defined as six consecutive issues. Ads may be combined in a single issue.
Cash discounts: 5% for advance payment, i.e. payment received with ad copy or by the copy due date.  No refunds will be issued for prepaid ads.
Commissions: Recognized advertising agencies receive 15% of the net space price.
Cancellations: Space cancellations may not be accepted after the closing date. No refunds will be issued for prepaid ads that are canceled.
Ad content: The American Poetry Review reserves the right to reject advertising or request changes in content if the advertising does not conform to the standards of The American Poetry Review.
Issue On Sale Closing Copy Due
May/June 2015
May 1, 2015 March 23, 2015
March 27, 2015
July/August 2015 July 1, 2015 May 26, 2015
May 29, 2015
Sept/Oct 2015 Sept 1, 2015 July 27, 2015 July 31, 2015
Nov/Dec 2015 Nov 1, 2015 Sept 21, 2015 Sept 25, 2015
Jan/Feb 2016 Jan 1, 2016 Nov 30, 2015
Dec 4, 2015
Mar/Apr 2016 March 1, 2016 Jan 25, 2016
Jan 29, 2016