Submission period for the 18th Annual Dogfish Head 
Poetry Prize Opens May 15, 2020

Signal Boost

Current and former contributor Walter Bargen is regularly featured on Paul Pepper's show, see the latest here.

Founding editor, Jamie Brown's new chapbook, The Delaware Bay, won the Delaware Press Award for best book of verse. 

Sandra Kohler has a new poem up at The Ekphrastic Review.

Douglas Nordfors has a new collection of poetry, Half Dreaming, out here.

Thaddeus Rutkowski has a new book of poetry, Tricks of Light. Read it about here.

Kelley White's newest collection is Counsel, due in 2020 from Cyberwit Publications.

The Broadkill Review is now on Instagram. Follow us here.

Send us your rescheduled Poetry Month readings, gatherings, etc. we'd love to help you promote your projects, works, & readings.

The eighteenth annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for the winning book-length manuscript by a poet residing in the Mid-Atlantic states (DE, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY, WVA, NC and District of Columbia) will consist of $500, two cases of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Beer*, manuscript publication by Broadkill River Press, and 10 copies of the book (in lieu of royalties). 


The rules are: Manuscripts must be received by midnight, August 15, 2020.  Manuscripts received after the closing date will not be considered. Eligible poets must reside in the above-listed states and be twenty-one years of age by the date of the award.*  The manuscript is to be submitted electronically in one MS Word document attachment.  Send to Prize coordinator Linda Blaskey at  Snail mail submissions will not be accepted.

Manuscripts must follow all guidelines. Manuscripts that do not follow guidelines will be unread. See full guidelines here. 

Welcome to our home.

The Broadkill Review was one of the first pdf distributed literary journals in the country.  We have over a decade of archival material on special reserve at Delaware Public Libraries, so please check out our history if you are local.

What we are still working on:

How to spread the word! For years the BKR showed up in your email inbox, but now you come to us.  We ask for you to share your favorite works on your favorite social media sites. It helps the author build a readership, and it helps us grow our readership.

Engage with us! Follow us on Twitter.  Let's have conversations about beautiful language and how to create beautiful language.

If you wish to contact Jamie Brown directly, please do so, but all business email should be sent to :        or through the email window on our ABOUT page. 

Our snail mail address is for business only. No submissions, please. See our submission page for submission info.

Thank you for your continued support.

We are currently reading for future issues. We are seeking poetry for 2020, as well as short fiction and flash fiction for 2020-2021. We are also seeking ten-minute, and one-act plays.

If you would like to submit a book review of recent fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, please contact us at broadkillreview@gmail. com


Though we encourage and support writers from the Delmarva peninsula and the  Mid-Atlantic, we regularly publish international authors, first-time authors, emerging authors, and established authors. 


We are interested in reading work from voices under-represented in the publishing world.


Founding Editor, Publisher: James C. L. Brown (National Book Critics Circle)


Managing Editor: Stephen Scott Whitaker (National Book Critics Circle)


Poetry Editor: Linda Blaskey


Fiction Editor: H.A. Maxson

Interview Editor: Kari Ann Ebert, meet her here.


Contributing editors for this issue:

Nina Bennett, Contributing Editor 

James Bourey, Contributing Editor

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