Beltway Poetry Quarterly


Beltway Poetry Quarterly does not accept unsolicited submissions outside our annual Call for Entries. Please note that Beltway Poetry Quarterly only publishes authors with strong ties to the Washington, DC region, and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Join our local subscriber list or “like” our Facebook page to get direct email notifications.


Poetry News

Authors are invited to provide information about their publications, awards and other kudos, and other activities for listing in the Poetry News section. Information should be submitted any time in the month prior to an event or publication to Please note that as of January 2018, we no longer publish listings of Readings and Performances, Competitions, Grants, Calls for Entries, Workshops, and Special Events on the web site; these announcements are covered on our Facebook page instead.

Forthcoming Issues

Volume 20:2, Spring 2019
Jewish Poets Issue
Guest Co-Editor: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
Featuring 53 poems about Jewish identity by 37 authors who live in DC, MD, VA, and DE. Contributors include: Karen LaLonde Alenier, Rick BlackNancy Naomi Carlson, Ellen Aronofsky Cole, Yael FlusbergDavid Gewanter, Barbara Goldberg, Merrill Leffler, Faye MoskowitzJean Nordhaus, Linda Pastan, Elizabeth Poliner, David Salner,  Jane Schapiro, Jane Shore, Eileen Ivey SirotaMyra Sklarew, Kristin Camitta Zimet, and others.

Volume 20:3, Summer 2019
Portfolio Issue
Featuring seven poets, with a longer selection of work by each. Poets TBA.

Volume 20:4, Fall 2019
Twentieth Anniversary Issue
A celebration of our second decade, our final issue will feature a selection of poems by the 22 poets who have served as guest editors or co-editors of the journal from 2010 to 2019. Featuring Elizabeth Acevedo, Saida Agostini, Francisco Aragón, Holly Bass, Abigail Beckel, Regie Cabico, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Margaret Corum, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Joel Dias-Porter, Michael Gushue, Gowri Koneswaran, Michael Lally, Katy Richey, Kim Roberts, Myra Sklarew, stevenallenmay, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Venus Thrash, Dan Vera, Katherine E. Young, and Suzanne Zweizig.