Shining Rock Poetry Anthology


The Anthology is intentionally small, to include very exceptional work mostly from poets with national reputations.  The editors find and select that work in order to present the very best poetry they can find, a poetry that reflects their tastes. 

The editors look for poetry that reflects the range of our aesthetic, and you are free to submit a poem, along with a brief paragraph on your credentials, on the submission page.  Keep in mind that since this is an anthology, we publish poems that have already been printed in nationally circulated literary journals or in book form.  We do not publish from any self-published books.  While we believe there are brilliant "unknowns," with good poems out there, most of our writers will have strong literary credentials, comparative to the poets we have already published.  We will be in touch ONLY if we plan to use your work.  If you do not hear from us within a day or two of online email submission, furnishing you with an acceptance, we will NOT be accepting your submission, but wish you luck with it elsewhere.  While we have accepted unsolicited poems, it is very rare, since we publish such a small issue. 

We are interested in potential books for review.  You are free to fill out the form below, attaching a file of 3 poems from your book, OR by mailing a book to the address below. 

We will be in touch ONLY if we would like to request a copy of your book OR if your book is selected for review.   Otherwise we will not be responding to all submissions or requests.

If you would like to propose a book review, please inquire.  We are looking for reviewers.  Include your credentials and a sample book review.  Our reviews are generally 4-5 pages, double-spaced.

Vanessa Loh
Temple University, Department of English 022-29
1114 West Pollett Walk
Philadelphia,, PA 19122
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