David Starkey

Chryss Yost

Advisory Editors

Launched in March 2023, Anacapa Review is a new monthly online poetry journal and an extension of Gunpowder Press, an independent poetry publisher founded by David Starkey in 2013.

Submissions for Anacapa Review are accepted through Gunpowder Press’s Submittable Page on a rolling month-by-month basis. Our intention is to publish a carefully-curated set of poems each month, featuring established poets and newcomers side-by-side, in a format that can be read all the way through.

Anacapa Review uses Submittable to manage monthly poetry submissions. If you are interested in sending us poems, please visit our Submittable page hereAnacapa Review considers poems in any style. You may submit up to 3 poems per submission. Submissions are accepted each month for consideration in the issue that will be published two months later. For example, if you submit during January, you will hear from us before the end of February, and selected poems will be published March 1.

Anacapa Review also hopes to publish poetry-related prose, such as book reviews, interviews, and reflections. If you have an idea for something you think might be a good fit for Anacapa Review, we invite you email us at editors@anacapareview.com

Why Anacapa?

Visible on the horizon from the coast of Santa Barbara, Anacapa Island is part of Channel Islands National Park, located in the Pacific Ocean, known as Anypakh (“mirage”) to the Chumash Native American Indians who first inhabited this land. Anacapa Island is in some ways a mirage: the island is comprised of three distinct islet segments—east, middle, and west Anacapa—that stretch across almost five miles of horizon. As with Anacapa Island, we hope the individual poems in each issue of Anacapa Review will create something magical when they are presented together.

Read more about Anacapa Island(s) on the Channel Islands National Park website.

Photo of Anacapa Island by Lisha Riabinina on Unsplash