Cutbank submission guidelines and market information




Cutbank Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions are accepted at


Submitting Your Work to Cutbank

Before submitting to Cutbank

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 confirming 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 Cutbank by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Cutbank 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 Cutbank guidelines:

Electronic submissions open from September 15 to February 1.
For the print editions of CutBank, we accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art submissions. Please only submit online; paper submissions will be recycled. We now charge a $5 reading fee, which goes toward paying our contributors for their work. Rates will be decided at the close of the submission period.

We encourage you to read CutBank before submitting. 

Submit unpublished, original work, and include a cover letter (in the designated space) with a brief biography and contact information. Please do not include your contact information or biography in the document.  

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but ask that you withdraw your work immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. Poets please email us if an individual poem in your submission becomes unavailable, and add a note in Submittable detailing the change. 

Submission Guidelines Details for Cutbank

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Editors

Accepts: Avant-garde, Free Verse

Web Address:

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Updated November 19, 2020