Black Ocean submission guidelines and market information

Black Ocean



Black Ocean Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

PO Box 52030
Boston MA 02205

Phone: (617)304-9011

Fax: (617)849-5678

Submitting Your Work to Black Ocean

Before submitting to Black Ocean

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Black Ocean by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Black Ocean or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Black Ocean guidelines:

At the moment we are no longer considering any unsolicited prose submissions. We remain focused on new works of poetry while discovering out-of-print or untranslated texts.

Our open reading period is from June 1st through June 30th of each year.

Submission Guidelines Details for Black Ocean

Market Type:Small Press

Contact: Carrie Olivia Adams, Poetry Editor


Accepts: Poetry

Web Address:

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