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Philly Poetry Chapbook Review

Literary Magazine



Philly Poetry Chapbook Review (PCR) is an online literary journal dedicated to chapbooks, specifically poetry. We publish mainly poetry chapbook reviews, craft essays and author features.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    24-72 hours*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    50% *
    Editor reported data


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  • 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

Review (Chapbook Reviews, Craft Essays, Author Profiles/Interviews)

Max words: 300

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 10

The editor is a neurodivergent, disabled man. We have a soft spot for all writers from marginalized groups, both as reviewers and as subjects.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include the important information in the pitch. Who you are should be part of why you’re right. So show us who you are.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We love the AP Stylebook. 12 pt font. File format not an issue unless it’s truly uncommon.

  • Author's rights

    We buy first serial rights and non-exclusive rights in perpetuity to archive and syndicate through our educational distribution partners. Rights revert to the author 30 days after publication.

  • Additional info

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open

    Call for chapbook reviews and craft essays.



Philly Poetry Chapbook Review (PCR) is an online home for literary reviews of poetry chapbooks forthcoming or published in recent years, and related content. The name comes from the fact that its publisher and editor, Aiden Hunt, is based in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs, but he’s always been a citiz...

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