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 20:4, 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. This is the final issue that founding editor Kim Roberts will edit before retiring.

Volume 21
Issues beginning in January 2020 will be under the journal’s new editorship.