Approaching its fortieth year of publication, Blue Unicorn appears in October, February and June. The magazine is 40 pages, narrow digest-sized, finely printed, saddle-stapled, with some art. Features 35-45 poems in each issue, all styles, with the focus on excellence and accessibility. Receives about 1500 submissions a year, publishes up to 150.
All correspondence, including subscriptions and submissions, should be sent to 22 Avon Road, Kensington, CA, 94707.
SUBSCRIBING TO BLUE UNICORN
Annual subscription rate is $20.00, single copies $8.00. For subscriptions outside the USA please add $15.00 mailing costs, or $5.00 for single copies. Foreign subscribers are requested to make payment in US currency (money order or check payable in such currency). Sample copy, $8.00 with 6″ x 8″ SASE. Time between acceptance and publication may be up to twelve months.
We are grateful to the many subscribers who support the magazine by adding contributions―tax deductible, of course―to the basic subscription price.
SUBMITTING TO BLUE UNICORN
Blue Unicorn wants well-crafted poetry of all kinds, in form or free verse, as well as translations. We shun the trite or inane, the soft-centered, the contrived poem. Shorter poems have more chance with us because of layout considerations. Contributors include James Applewhite, Kim Cushman, Patrick Worth Gray, Joan LaBombard, James Schevill, and Gail White.
Manuscripts and art submitted must be original and unpublished, and must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (E-mail submissions okay from outside the United States.) Submit 3-5 typed poems on 8 1/2 x 11 or A4 paper. Please put name and contact information on every page. No simultaneous submissions, please. Cover letter okay, but will not affect our selection. Responds in 3 months, sometimes with personal comment. Pays 1 copy.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT BLUE UNICORN
I hope you carry on publishing what I consider one of the best damned literary journals in
—Joseph Salemi, poet and translator, Pace University
Blue Unicorn . . . includes some especially notable poems in traditional forms—unlike
many of the splashier avant-garde mags.
Blue Unicorn is a splendid magazine, beautiful in contents and format . . . One rarely
comes across a magazine so fastidiously produced.
— Charles Edward Eaton
Getting out the Unicorn is a wonderful commitment . . . It pushes back the encroachments
of barbarism―never more evident than in our own years.
— John Pairman Brown, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
I think Blue Unicorn prints as good poetry as any magazine in the States.
— Karl Shapiro
Published by Blue Unicorn, Inc. Printed by FastPrint, Oakland, California. Indexed in Humanities International Complete by EBSCO Publishing, Inc.