Buckman Publishing

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The award-winning Buckman Journal is pleased to open submissions for the annual Buckman Journal Poetry Award, now renamed in honor of the late, beloved Ibby Rivers, a poet of the highest order. 

The submission window opens July 1st, 2024, and ends July 15th, 2024 (all times PST.) The winning poet will receive a $300.00 prize and their work featured in Buckman Journal Issue 013. The prize is open to Oregon and SW Washington residents only. There is no entry fee.

Please send no more than five pages of unpublished poems. Simultaneous submissions are fine if noted in the cover letter and withdrawn promptly if accepted elsewhere. All styles are welcome, however, Buckmxn favors the brave. Poets who use words in an unexpected manner, are lyrical without heavy-handed and multiple adjectives, employ a joy working the sound and rhythm of words, strike Buckman most. Buckmxn also appreciates a judicious use of the word "I." Consider this if you want to stand out. 

As always, Buckman reserves First North American Serial Rights, with the copyright reverting back to the author after the initial publication date, which will be in December 2024. 

Please submit .docx or .pdf files only, use a readable font, and be sure to include the following in your brief cover letter: Name, author's name (if different), a brief autobiographical bio, and preferred pronouns.

We plan to read and respond to all submissions within one month of the submission closing date. Feel free to share this opportunity with other local writers. Aside from the winner, we may also seek to publish selections from additional poets who submit.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to reading your words!