Please send proposals or inquires to before submitting work. Some familiarity with the journal is appreciated.

Looking for: essays (on contemporary writing, performance, and art), experiments in criticism, poetics statements and investigations, interviews, translations, black and white art work, long-form review essays (that consider several books or authors linked around central themes or questions), performance scores, etc. Submissions do not need to be related to issue themes – send proposals & queries!

Not looking for: unsolicited poetry, fiction, or plays; conventional academic papers or dissertation chapters; “straight” translations of canonized authors or texts; work primarily designed to be presented online, color visual work.

Forthcoming issues/Call for Submissions: Proposals for essays, interviews, reviews: Jan 15 2023. Special Sean Bonney tribute – proposals/submissions due Jan 1, 2023. Tripwire 20: Indigenous Poetics – inquiries/proposals due March 1, 2023.

Reviewers: Tripwire is looking for reviewers of new and forthcoming books of poetry, criticism, small press journals, & other forms of experimental writing and performance. While short form reviews are fine, we’re ideally looking for reviews that go a bit deeper than an extended blurb, perhaps reading the work(s) at hand alongside other books/authors and/or pressing aesthetic/political concerns. Below is a very partial list of authors who have recent/new books out, and we are *totally* open to suggestions for others. (& if you have a new book out or are a publisher, please let us know!). Please email with inquiries or proposals. We can get you free review copies/PDFs in most cases. (This is a running list! Please propose books to review!) :

Because Tripwire is focused on poetics and poet-criticism, we’re especially interested in reviews of the following essay/poetics/poetry/etc collections: SOS-Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Reader (ed Bracey, Sanchez, & Smethurst),  What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America (ed Nielsen & Ramey), Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capital (eds. Jennison & Murphet), Alejandra Pizarnek, A Tradition of Rupture, Sophie Seita, Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital,  Neplantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (ed. Christopher Soto),  Joel Bettridge, Avant Garde Pieties, Open Text, V 1-3 (ed Roger Farr), a Guide to Poetics Journal (ed Hejinian & Watten), Angels of the Americlypse (ed Giménez Smith & Chávez), The Force of What’s Possible (ed Hoang & Wilkinson), Essay Press’s Conversation SeriesSouffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology (ed. Harrison & Villa-Ignacio), Lisa Samuel’s Over Hear: Six types of poetic experiment in Aortearoa/New Zealand, & others like these.

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