2River charges a submission fee only when we have maxed out our number of free monthly submissions. This happens occasionally toward the end of a reading period when many of you are wanting to submit by the deadline.

2River does not solicit funds, apply for grants, etc. Consequently, we are unable to pay authors for poems accepted.

Please include all poems in a single file, and submit no more than once during any reading period.

If accepted, 2River will claim First Electronic Rights and First North American Rights, meaning that publication here at 2River must be the first publication to feature the work online and/or in print.

2River is now accepting submissions for the 26.1 (Summer 2021)  issue of The 2River View. Submit no more than three poems. Include all three poems in one document. Include a bio of 50 words or less that will be used in the online version of the issue, as well as in the MAKE THE MAG press-ready file that you will be able to download, print, fold and stitch into as many copies as you wish. In addition, upon acceptance, we will ask you to submit a recording of you reading your poems.


2River charges a reading fee only when we have exceeded our monthly quota of free submissions. We always go back to reading without a fee at the beginning of the month when we receive a new allocation of free submissions.