• We accept poetry books between 48-80pgs, excluding front and back matter.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Once work is submitted, it can not be revised or edited. Please do not email revised versions of the original works or attach revisions to your submission on Submittable. We will not consider it.
  • We only accept unpublished works. Sections previously published as a chapbook or individual poems are okay, but the manuscript as a whole should be unpublished. Self-publishing is considered published work as is work from a press that is no longer in print.
  • We do not accept translated works, currently.
  • Please include a bio and brief synopsis of the work.
  • Poet must be residing in the US to submit.
  • Please submit as .pdf or .docx.
  • If selected, authors receive 25 free copies upon publication. We pay 40% royalties on copies sold.
  • Our books are perfect-bound, 12pt C1S matte cover stock, and #60 text cream.
  • The chapbook prize includes 10 free copies and $150.
  • Hybrid works are welcome. 
  • Please submit manuscripts between 20-37pgs of poetry. 
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
  • Once work is submitted, it can not be revised or edited. Please do not email revised versions of the original works or attach revisions to your submission on Submittable. We will not consider it.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted as either .pdf or .docx
  • Please keep in mind that our books are typically printed in 5x7 size, so do consider how your poems are currently formatted and adjust accordingly.
  • Currently, GASHER is only accepting submissions from those who reside in the U.S.
  • We publish perfect-bound, 12pt C1S matte lamination for cover stock and #60 text cream. Our chapbooks are sold exclusively through the Gasher website.

CHERRY MOON is a special print issue of GASHER exclusively featuring the voices of Asian diaspora emerging writers. We seek to amplify emerging voices in our community while also highlighting the vast diversity of the Asian diaspora as a whole.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • We accept work from anyone who self-identifies as a member of the Asian diaspora, a group broadly defined as people with Asian heritage who live or have lived outside of their ‘ancestral homeland.’
  • Writers must be emerging, meaning yet to publish a full-length book of any genre (chapbooks & self-publishing are okay).
  • Young Asian diaspora writers (under 18), queer Asian diaspora writers, & Asian diaspora writers who exist along multiple axes of discrimination are encouraged to submit.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • We accept unpublished poetry and prose from anyone who self-identifies as eligible to submit. The theme is open. Works do not need to address the diaspora experience.
  • Poetry: Please submit no more than 4 poems (8 pages) per submission.
  • Prose: Please submit micro, flash, and stories/essays between 100-3,000 words. Please submit no more than 4 works together totaling 3,000 words. Indicate if your work is fiction or creative nonfiction.
  • Work should be submitted as a single document in either .docx or .doc. Please include a brief, third-person biography with your submission.
  • We do not consider previously published work. We happily consider simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions are accepted and you may submit in both categories.
  • For Poetry: please submit up to 3 pages of poetry.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
  • Once work is submitted, it can not be revised or edited. Please do not email revised versions of the original works or attach revisions to your submission on Submittable. We will not consider it.
  • Work must be unpublished.
  • For poetry, please submit your work as a single document in either .docx or .doc.
  • For visual poetry, please submit work as .jpeg or .pdf
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • For Prose: please submit essays between 100-3,000 words (no more than 4 pieces totaling 3,000 words. Each piece must have a minimum of 100 words).
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
  • Once work is submitted, it can not be revised or edited. Please do not email revised versions of the original works or attach revisions to your submission on Submittable. We will not consider it.
  • Work must be unpublished.
  • For fiction and CNF, please submit your work as a single document in either .docx or .doc.
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • For Prose: please submit micro, flash, and short stories between 100-3,000 words (no more than 4 pieces totaling 3,000 words. Each piece must have a minimum of 100 words).
  • Please submit your work as a single document in either .docx or .doc.
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
  • Once work is submitted, it can not be revised or edited. Please do not email revised versions of the original works or attach revisions to your submission on Submittable. We will not consider it.
  • Work must be unpublished (We consider self-publishing as publication).


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