Northside Review

Northside Review is bifurcating. We will soon have an “office” in Seattle in addition to Cincinnati. While Northside Review will continue to feature Southwest Ohio writers, now they will be joined be emerging and established writers from Seattle and the Puget Sound. This transition provides an opportunity for us to facilitate a conversation of sorts between the two distinct locales. We are excited about this next step and the possibilities it encourages. Please visit us on Facebook for updates. And, as always, thanks for the support.


Northside Review is an annual print journal of poetry, poetics, and art. While our literary interests are diverse in form and content, we are looking for the bridges between the works we love. We publish Northside Review as an interrogation of our aesthetics as well as an exploration of our regions' poetry and art. A portion of each issue is dedicated to the writers and artists of  Southwest Ohio and the Puget Sound.


We seek work that is self-conscious (potentially experimental) in form and context (literary, historical, or otherwise).



Charles Gabel (b. 1986) is a poet living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some of his recent poems have been published in Dreginald, New Delta Review, and The Journal Petra. Charles works at the Cincinnati Public Library.


Erin Langner lives in Seattle, Washington, where she writes creative nonfiction and art criticism. She earned her MA in Museology at the University of Washington. Her writing has appeared in Hobart, Hyperallergic, The Stranger, Entropy and Lunch Ticket.


Erich Schweikher is a writer and educator living in Seattle. His work has appeared in 42 Opus, Action Yes, and The Hawai'i Pacific Review, among others. Now back in the PNW, he is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of becoming a tugboat captain.


Northside Review publishes loosely in late Spring /early Summer. We read throughout the year, and our response time is no longer than two months from submission.


Each work (poem, story, other) MUST be submitted individually even if the work is in a series. This will help us best keep track of withdrawn pieces. Please include name and email on each work.


Poetry: No more than 5 poems at any one time or 10 total pages.

Non-fiction (includes book reviews): No more than 8000 words.

Author and Artist Interviews: Please conact Northside Review directly and incude a brief prospectus.


Northside Review accepts Word documents with the file extension .doc or .docx; PDF files up to 500kb.


For querries—submissions and others—please email or complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.


Northside Review does not offer subscriptions at the the present time; issues can be purchased individually or as a package.


Issue 2: Olivia Cronk, Giovanni Bello Gomez, Sidney Cherie Hilley, Katherine King, Megan Martin, Mark Mendoza, Precious Okoyomon, Natalie Roman, Linwood Rumney, Cassie Seawell, Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman, and Dan Thomas-Glass


Issue 1: Scott Abels, Elese Daniel, Micah Freeman, Adrien Kien, Yvette Nepper, Laura Mei Roghaar, Sasha Steensen, Cathy Wagner, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and Tyrone Williams


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As a staff-funded publication, we welcome donations of any amount. Your gift will go directly to the development and maintainence of the essential functions that allow Northside Reveiw to meet its mission and goals:

  • Annual publication of Northside Review, which showcases new poetry, essays, cross-genre work, and interviews from a diverse poetic/creative arts community
  • Ensuring the presence of a dedicated, open-minded editorial staff in order to support emerging and established writers
  • Supporting our authors and engaging the community through readings and other literary events


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