submit & contact


steel bellow seeks to publish magazines showcasing the talents of poets & artists from Buffalo, NY.

If you are interested in submitting to steel bellow, please email your submission to the editors at Please attach a 5-7 page submission of writing in Word, .doc, or .docx format and a 3-5 sentence bio. Cover letters are not necessary; however, we do ask that you briefly explain your connection to Buffalo if you are not a current resident. There is no fee to submit. Please write “submission” in the subject line of your email.

Work must be previously unpublished. We do accept simultaneous submissions, and ask that you inform us if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

If you have other queries, please email the editors at or fill out the form below.

looking for copies of the magazine?

If you would like a copy of steel bellow, please email the editors at and  indicate which issue(s) you would like. You can find an archive of our past issues here. We distribute steel bellow free of charge but appreciate a $2 donation to cover our printing costs.

You can also check out Second Reader Bookshop at 1421 Hertel Ave for copies of our most recent issues.