NOTE: Plume’s Spring reading period runs from 15 April — 30 April; submissions sent after this date will not be read. Thank you.

We are excited to broaden the mission of Plume to include reviews, criticism, and book notes by members of our staff. While we will not consider unsolicited submissions in these areas, we invite presses and authors to submit complimentary copies of poetry collections, chapbooks, verse translations, and studies on poetics—published within the past twelve months—for possible review. Diversity and inclusiveness are among our core values, so we are particularly interested in receiving titles from small presses, first-time authors, and poets from underrepresented backgrounds. Books will not be returned and receipt of materials in no way indicates an intent or obligation to review. Works that fail to pique our interest will be donated to local schools and charities. We discourage advance queries and e-books, but should you have a concern, please direct it to Reviews Editors, at

Books for potential review may be sent to:

Timothy Liu
English Dept.
JFT 714
600 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561


Jane Zwart
Plume / Calvin University / Department of English /
3201 Burton Street SE /
Grand Rapids, MI / 49546.

Given the increasingly high volume of submissions, we at Plume will read new submissions exclusively between April 15 – April 30, and October 15 — October 31. Submissions received outside of these periods will not be read. We look forward to reading your poems, however, in these months.
Plume reserves first North American Serial Rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

All submissions are accepted through Submittable.