Our editors prefer poetry submissions of up to three poems. Please title your submission with the name of the works. Please include all pieces in one submission if your pieces are in the same genre. If one (or two) of your poems is accepted elsewhere but you would still like us to consider your still-available work, please notify us. Do not withdraw your submission unless you no longer wish for us to consider any of your poems.
Please do not submit additional work until you hear back from the editors on work currently under consideration. Reporting time normally varies from one to six months.
In order to maintain the standard of quality long associated with Bellingham Review, we have changed to an online-only, fee-based submission system. The $3 submission fee covers production and promotion costs only; no person on our staff receives any part. We hope this small fee will be viewed as a re-appropriation of money that would otherwise be spent on postage and packing materials, money better spent supporting the literary arts.