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Blue Bottle Journal

Literary Magazine


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Blue Bottle is a journal for the emotional rather than the esoteric, for poems that pulse, writhe, and stick to our skin. Blue Bottle focuses on the natural world, animals and land through ecocritical lenses.

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  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
    4-6 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 2.5

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include a bio (50 words max) and your personal pronouns, along with any social media handles in the body of your email, so we have a general idea of who you are and how to promote you online. Submissions are NOT read blindly, so feel free to keep your name in the file/doc itself too if you like.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Not specified.

  • Author's rights

    We'd greatly appreciate you taking the courtesy to credit our journal if you decide to republish your work elsewhere in future (and congrats if you do!).

  • Additional info

    Blue Bottle hopes to elevate marginalised voices including people of colour, queer, gender diverse, emerging, older and disabled poets. We are also open to work by established poets but will prioritise new names wherever possible.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

121 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

8 days

Fastest response time

196 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 556 days

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Submission calls


    Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024

    All genres








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    Sean West