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I am Korean-American. Am I eligible to submit?

Of course! Anyone of Korean descent or background is welcome to submit their work to The Hanok Review. This means Korean-Americans, Korean-Canadians, and so forth, are all eligible.

Do I have to be Korean to submit?


The short answer is no. We mainly strive to publish poems by Korean contributors. However, we are open to poems that simply pertain to Korea. This includes pieces that directly allude to Korean culture and/or follow traditional Korean literary forms. 


Does this means all poetry submissions must pertain to Korea?

No. The aforementioned requirement only applies to non-Korean contributors as an attempt to encourage the study of Korean culture and poetry. Contributors who identify as Korean are free to submit pieces pertaining to any subject matter, assuming they do not contain unduly graphic descriptions and/or phobic implications towards any particular group of individuals. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any sort of prejudice.

Do you have any poetic preferences?

We are not looking for a specific "type" of poem. We just want your best work.

When will I receive a response to my submission?

We will try to response within 1-2 months. If you have not received a response after 2 months, you may send an email inquiry about the status of your submission to []. 

Can I submit an edited version of my first entry for my second entry?

No. Please send another set of poems unless we ask you to do otherwise.

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