Submission periods are September 15 – January 15 for the William Matthews Poetry Prize and January 15 – July 15 for regular submissions. Please see the William Matthews Poetry Prize page on this website for details about prize submissions. For regular submissions, please send 3–6 poems of any length or style with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and biographical information.

For The William Matthews Prize, we prefer online submissions through Submittable:


For regular submissions during our open reading period, we only accept postal submissions:

Asheville Poetry Review
c/o Keith Flynn
PO Box 7086
Asheville, NC  28802