Barn Owl Review

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"Barn Owl Review is an independent literary annual dedicated to publishing the highest quality poetry from emerging and established writers. We are a handsomely designed print journal of writing that takes risks while still connecting with readers. The journal is published in Akron, Ohio, and welcomes submissions from both near and far."

Poetry rejections


Dear [Writer's Name]

Thanks for sending your poems to Barn Owl Review. We've been overjoyed to read poems from so many different writers. Unfortunately, we will not be using your work for this coming issue, but please keep an eye on us over at for future submission reading periods as well as other updates.


The Owls

Higher Tier

Dear [Writer's Name]

Thanks so much for submitting work to us. While we're not going to be using any of these poems in our upcoming issue, I wanted you to know that these were close. I hope, of course, that you'll be sending something to us again in the future.


Jay Robinson Co-Editor-in-Chief