Beltway Poetry Quarterly


Call for Entries

Beltway Poetry Quarterly does not accept unsolicited submissions outside our annual Call for Entries. Please join our local subscriber list or “like” our Facebook page to get direct email notifications.

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.

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 will no longer publish listings of Readings and Performances, Competitions, Grants, Calls for Entries, Workshops, and Special Events on the web site; these announcements will  be covered on our Facebook page instead.

Forthcoming Issues

Volume 19:1, Winter 2018
Resurrection Issue, Part II
This issue will bring back into print the poetry of several women formerly based in the DC region who have passed away. This is the second part in a series that honors poets whose work deserves a wider readership, but whose poems can be difficult to find online. Featured poets will include: Natalie Clifford Barney, Gwendolyn Bennett, Anne Lynch Botta, Charlotte Forten Grimke, Leonora Speyer, Audrey Wurdemann, and Elinor Wylie.

Volume 19:2, Spring 2018
Portfolio Issue
Eight DC-area women and non-binary poets will be featured, with a range of poems by each. Featured authors TBA.

Volume 19:3, Summer 2018
First Books Issue
Selections from the first full-length, single-author books of poems by seven DC-area women and non-binary authors. Featured poets TBA.

Announcement: All issues in 2018 will feature only women and non-binary authors.