Guidelines

Trinity House Review seeks the best contemporary poetry written with deliberate style and technique. While we focus on publishing voices from the perspective of Christian faith, we welcome all poets to submit regardless of their religious affiliation.

All submissions should be addressed to editor@trinityhousereview.com. Please read our guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered.

Next Reading Period

Easter 2021 (Issue 02): January 1st – March 15th.

Poetry

Send us poems that show us something about ourselves and the world that is worth worship––poetry with force and urgency behind its composition. Please do not send us experimental, vague, vulgar, sappy, or performance (e.g. slam) poetry. We delight in verse that demonstrates technique informed by traditions of literary artistry. This does not mean every poem must rhyme or that every word should alliterate (indeed, this may reflect a lack of skill). Rather, we seek to publish poets whose work demonstrates a command of the music and architecture of human language––whether it scans or not. There is a difference between form, freedom, and chaos. We realize sometimes that the boldest thing one can do with a poem is embrace the mystery of form. We realize too that not all poetry arrives to the poet in meter. We want both. Explain with power what traditional forms can and cannot do, but please do not send us chaos.

We publish both new and established poets and welcome unsolicited submissions.

Please submit up to five poems in an attached Word document along with a short bio in the body of the email. Please title the email “[Your Name] – [Number] Poems.” We do not publish poetry that has appeared elsewhere (including your personal blog). We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your poem has been accepted elsewhere. We read all submissions carefully and seek to respond in 4-6 weeks. As a new journal, we are naturally unable to offer payment. However, we look forward to the opportunity to remunerate our poets in the future.

Translations

We are delighted to feature poetry in translation and are particularly interested in poetry from ancient, minority, or endangered languages. In addition to the guidelines above, please include a copy of the original poem(s) in your submission along with bios for both poet and translator.

Reviews

If you would like to contribute a review, please contact the editors with a short pitch and a rationale for the review. The editors do not fulfill unsolicited requests from authors to review their books.

Art and Photography

Please submit up to 3 pieces of art or high-resolution photos as a PDF file to the editors. Include a short bio with a link to your portfolio.