Update 2/1/2014: We have sent out our 2014 nomination requests. If your organization has not received an email from us, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Between February 1 and April 1 every year, Best New Poets invites writing programs and literary magazines to nominate two poets for the competition. The list below names the journals and programs we plan to contact for Best New Poets 2014 nominations. These organizations either nominated poets in 2013 or have asked to join the list.

If your organization appears on the list, check that the contact name is correct. Email us as soon as possible if the information is out of date.

If you aren't on the list, and you would like to nominate poets this year: Writing programs, click here. Literary magazines, click here

Poets: would you like your writing program or a literary magazine you were published in this year to make nominations? Let someone in the administration or on the masthead know about Best New Poets. They can read more about nominations here (for programs) and here (for magazines).


32 Poems        
George David Clark

92Y Unterberg Poetry Center Writing Program    
Ricardo Maldonado

AGNI        
William Pierce

Alligator Juniper        
Melanie Bishop

American University        
David Keplinger

Anti-        
Steven D. Schroeder

Antioch Review        
Muriel Keyes

Apple Valley Review        
Leah Browning

apt - Carissa Halston

Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal Susan Yount

Ashland University        
Sarah Wells

Auburn University Creative Writing Program    
Keetje Kuipers

Bamboo Ridge        
Darrell Lum

Bat City Review        
Claire Smith

Bellevue Literary Review        
Stacy Bodziak

Bellingham Review        
Tyler Koshakow

Beloit Poetry Journal        
Lee Sharkey

Birmingham Poetry Review       Adam Vines

Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts    
Lena Moses-Schmitt

BLOOM        
Charles Flowers

BOOTH        
Robert Stapleton

Boston Review        
Timothy Donnelly

Boxcar Poetry Review        
Neil Aitken

California State University - Fresno MFA Program in Creative Writing - Timothy Skeen

Carolina Quarterly        
Lee Norton

Cave Wall        
Rhett Trull

Cerise Press        
Karen Rigby

Cincinnati Review        
Lisa Ampleman

Colorado State University    
Dan Beachy-Quick

Columbia College Chicago MFA Poetry Program    
Nicole Wilson

Conte        
Adam Tavel

Converse College Low-Residency MFA - Rick Mulkey

Copper Nickel        
Nicky Beer

crazyhorse        
Jonathan Bohr Heinen

Dappled Things        
Bernardo Aparicio

Devil's Lake        
Oliver Bendorf

Earlham School of Religion's Ministry of Writing Program     
Ellen Michaud

Emerson College        
John Skoyles

EVENT        
Ian Cockfield

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown    
Salvatore Scibona

Fjords Review    
John Gosslee

Florida State University        
Virgil Suarez

Flycatcher        
Christopher Martin

Free State Review        
Barrett Warner

George Mason University MFA William Miller

Georgia Review        
Stephen Corey

Gertrude     
Allison Tobey

Guernica Magazine        
Erica Wright

Gulf Coast        
Karyna McGlynn

Hamilton Arts & Letters - Paul Lisson

Harvard Review        
Christina Thompson

Hayden's Ferry Review        
Sam Martone

Hollins University: Jackson Center for Creative Writing    
Jeanne Larsen

Hunger Mountain        
Miciah Gault

Hunter College MFA Program   Gabriel Packard

Image        
Mary Mitchell

Indiana Review        
Jennifer Luebbers

Iowa Writers' Workshop        
James Galvin

Juked        
John Wang

Kansas State University MFA Creative Writing    
Elizabeth Dodd

Kennesaw M.A. in Professional Writing Program 
Jim Elledge

Kundiman        
Jennifer Chang

McNeese State University        
Amy Fleury

Memorious        
Rebecca Morgan Frank

MFA North Carolina State University    
John Balaban

Michigan Quarterly Review       Vicki Lawrence

Minnesota State University Mankato    
Richard Robbins

Monmouth University        
Michael Waters

Murray State University Low Residency MFA Program    
Carrie Jerrell

NC State University Creative Writing Program    
Dorianne Laux* (Dorianne Laux is the 2014 Best New Poets guest editor and will not provide nominations for this year’s anthology.)

New England Review        
Carolyn Kuebler

New Mexico State University     
Richard Greenfield

New Orleans Review        
Christopher Chambers

New School        
David Lehman

Nimrod International Journal     Eilis O'Neal

Normandale Creative Writing Program    
Kris Bigalk

Northwest Institute of Literary Arts/Whidbey Writers Workshop    
Wayne Ude

Northwestern University MA/MFA in Creative Writing    
Sandi Wisenberg

NYU Creative Writing Program 
Joana Yas

Ohio State         
Andrew Hudgins 

Ohio University PhD Program in Creative Writing    
Dinty W Moore

Orion        
Hannah Fries

Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing    
Shelley Washburn

PANK        
Roxane Gay

Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing    
Kathryn Nuernberger

Prairie Schooner        
Marianne Kunkel

Raleigh Review        
Rob Greene

Rattle        
Timothy Green

Red Lightbulbs        
Russ Woods

River Styx        
Shanie Latham

Room Magazine        
Amy McCall

San Diego State University        
Sandra Alcosser

Sarah Lawrence College MFA Program    
Brian Morton

Smartish Pace        
Stephen Reichert

So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art    
Kate Partridge

Southeast Missouri State University MA in Professional Writing
Susan Swartwout

Southern Connecticut State University    
Jeff Mock

Southern Humanities Review   Keetje Kuipers

Southern Indiana Review        
Ron Mitchell

Southwest Review        
Willard Spiegelman

Spillway        
Susan Terris

St. Petersburg Review        
Elizabeth Hodges

Stirring: A Literary Collection     
Erin Elizabeth Smith

Subtropics        
Sidney Wade

Swarm - Brandon Amico, Dillon J. Welch

Texas Tech University        
William Wenthe

The Adroit Journal        
Peter LaBerge

The Bear Deluxe Magazine       
Tom Webb

The Believer        
Dominic Luxford

The Bitter Oleander        
Paul Roth

The Boiler Journal        
Sebastian Paramo

The Collagist        
Matthew Olzmann

The Common        
John Hennessy

The Greensboro Review        
Terry Kennedy

The Iowa Review        
Lynne Nugent

The Journal        
Michael Marberry

The Kenyon Review        
Tyler Meier

The Los Angeles Review        
Kelly Davio

The MacGuffin        
Gordon Krupsky

The Massachusetts Review  
Ellen Doré Watson

The Normal School: A Literary Magazine - Stacey Balkun

The Ohio State University        
Kathy Fagan

The Paris-American        
C. L. O'Dell

The Pinch        
Justin Luzader

The Rumpus        
Brian Spears

The Southeast Review        
Jennifer Schomburg Kanke

The Southern Review        
Jessica Faust

The Tusculum Review        
Clay Matthews

The University of Alabama        
Wendy Rawlings

The Writing Seminars JHU        
Greg Williamson

Thrush Poetry Journal        
Helen Vitoria

Toe Good Poetry        
Jerry Brunoe

University of Connecticut (UCONN) Creative Writing Program
Darcie Dennigan

UMass-Boston MFA Program    
Jill McDonough

UNCG MFA Writing Program     
Terry Kennedy

University of Arkansas Creative Writing    
Davis McCombs

University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program    
Rhea Tregebov

University of Florida        
Sidney Wade

University of Idaho        
Robert Wrigley

University of Illinois at Chicago Program for Writers    
Christina Pugh

University of Kansas Creative Writing Program    
William J. Harris

University of Massachusetts - Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers
Barbara McGlynn

University of Michigan MFA       
Michael Byers

University of Mississippi        
Beth Ann Fennelly

University of Missouri - St. Louis MFA Program    
John Dalton

University of Missouri PhD Program    
Scott Cairns

University of North Dakota        
Heidi Czerwiec

University of North Texas        
Corey Marks

University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program    
Coleen Hoover

University of South Carolina MFA Program        
Elise Blackwell

University of South Florida MFA in Creative Writing        
Jay Hopler

University of Tennessee        
Marilyn Kallet

University of Texas Michener Center for Writers        
Marla Akin

University of Wyoming MFA      
Beth Loffreda

Unsplendid        
Douglas Basford

Vermont College of Fine Arts    
Louise Crowley

Verse Wisconsin        
Wendy Vardaman

Vinyl Poetry        
Phillip Williams

Virginia Commonwealth University MFA in Creative Writing        
David C. Wojahn

Virginia Quarterly Review        
Allison Wright

Virginia Tech MFA Program      
Jeffrey Mann

Waccamaw        
Dan Albergotti

Washington Square Review      
Joanna Yas

Web Del Sol Review of Books   
Ilya Kaminsky

West Virginia University        
Mark Brazaitis

Western Michigan University     
Nancy Eimers

Willow Springs        
Katrina Stubson