For Measure:

For the semiannual publication of our journal Measure, we welcome submissions of poetry, critical essays, reviews, book reprints, and interviews. When submitting, please follow the guidelines below.

For poetry:

  • Send no more than 3 to 5 poems at a time;
  • Poems must be metrical;
  • Each poem should include the poet's name and phone number; and
  • No simultaneous submissions, please.
  • Please submit all poems electronically at 

For critical essays, reviews, and interviews:

  • Essays, reviews, and interviews should not exceed 10,000 words;
  • Essays, reviews, and interviews must be original work which has not appeared elsewhere, or author must hold rights to reprint;
  • Essays, reviews, and interviews should use CMS endnotes where appropriate;
  • All submissions should be typed and double-spaced;
  • Please submit all work electronically at 

For book reprints:

  • Books must have been published (or will be published) within two years of the present date;
  • Person submitting (author or publisher) must have reprint rights;
  • Please submit entire book. The editors at Measure will select anywhere from 2 to 5 poems to reprint;
  • Please include business-sized SASE for notification;
  • Submissions cannot be returned.
  • Send to our physical mailing address at:
            526 S. Lincoln Park Dr.
            Evansville, IN 47714


Measure accepts submissions year-round, but please allow 3 months for a reply.

These are the complete guidelines for submissions.


For Book Publication:

Measure Press considers full-length manuscripts of poetry, criticism, and poetry instruction for publication year-round. To submit a manuscript, please follow these guidelines:

  • Poetry manuscripts should contain between 50 and 100 pages of poetry (textbooks and books of criticism will, of course, vary considerably);
  • Poems should be single-spaced; prose should be double-spaced;
  • We do not consider chapbooks or excerpts from full-length collections;
  • We do not charge a reading fee, and all books are published under a standard royalty contract;
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere;
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in one electronic file (MS Word, PDF, or RTF format only) and should include a cover letter, an acknowlegments page, and your contact information.
  • Please submit all manuscripts electronically to, and please be sure to mark the genre as "book submission";
  • Please allow 3-4 months for our staff to read and consider your manuscript.