The following is a description of all of the various opportunities Gasher provides throughout the year. Please note that not all of these submission opportunities may be available at this time.


For the issue: Poetry and Prose

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
  • Work must be unpublished.
  • For poetry, fiction, and CNF, please submit your work as a single document in either .docx or .doc.
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • Please submit up to 4 poems (maximum 8 pages), 500-3,000 words of fiction or CNF (no more than 4 stories totaling 3,000 words. Each piece must have a minimum of 500 words)


For chapbooks:

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted as .docx
  • We are currently only accepting submissions from those who reside in the U.S.


For books: ​

  • 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.
  • We only accept unpublished works. Sections previously published as a chapbook or individual poems are okay, but the manuscript as a whole should be unpublished.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.
  • Gasher believes in uniform catalog designs with stylistic adjustments for each book. The design for full-length collections is TBD.
  • Our books are available via our website and select independent book stores. We do not currently sell through SPD or major book stores.


For the writers submission fee fund: THE CURRENT CYCLE WILL DISTRIBUTE GRANTS IN FEBRUARY.

The Writers Submission Fee Fund helps writers in need afford the cost of journal submissions, which has become an alarming new trend in digital publishing. Gasher distributes submission fee grants of $35 every quarter to as many writers as we can afford for that period. Please read the directions below before applying:

  • Grant recipients are selected randomly with a lottery application. 
  • When submitting, include ONLY your name, address, and email address. Do not include any notes or messages in your submissions OR any writing samples.
  • You may only apply once per cycle. All additional submissions will be disqualified. 
  • You must be 18 years old to apply and be residing in the US.


For the Reader Internships:

Our 2022 Reader Internship is now open for applications! 

​Gasher Journal is now offering year-long positions as a reader for our online publication! This position will be for the duration of the 2022 cycle of Gasher's online publication. Please note, this is an unpaid position. The internship is open for both students and non-students, established and emerging writers.

​Duties include:

  • Reading and voting on (assigned genre) submissions for 4 online issues of Gasher within set deadlines.
  • Communication with the editor(s) regarding final selections.
  • Editing/formatting of selected pieces.

Please refer to the guidelines below for application:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship.
  • Please read the editing sample for your genre that is included on the Reader Internship page under the About tab on our website and submit your vote on whether you would select this piece for publication or not.
  • Please include a 150-300 word reasoning as to why you made the selection you did.
  • Please provide a brief cover letter stating why you would like to join Gasher Journal!

GASHER Journal is now offering year-long positions as a reader for our online publication! This position will be for the duration of the 2022 cycle of GASHER's online publication. Please note, this is an unpaid position. The internship is open for both students and non-students, established and emerging writers.

Duties include:

  • Reading and voting on poetry and visual poetry submissions for 4 online issues of GASHER within set deadlines.
  • Communication with editor regarding final selections.
  • Editing/formatting of selected pieces.

Please refer to the guidelines below for application:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship.
  • Please read the attached writing sample and submit your vote on whether you would select this piece for publication or not.
  • Please include a 150-300 word reasoning as to why you made the selection you did.
  • Please provide a brief cover letter stating why you want to come be a part of GASHER Journal!

In addition to reading and voting on submissions, interns will have the opportunity to conduct interviews, write reviews, and learn from guest editor speakers in seminars held by Gasher.

Further questions about the internship can be directed to Erin Armstrong at gasherjournal@gmail.com.

If this is your first experience applying for something like this and you're unsure of how to proceed just follow the steps below!

  1. Read the sample text at least once all the way through before making any notes.
  2. Make notes on the piece. Focus more on language, style, and how well this fits with what you've seen from Gasher before rather than on grammar.
  3. Write at least 150 words giving your reasoning on whether or not you would vote "yes" to this piece for publication with Gasher.
  4. Write your email! Your 150-word reasoning can either be a word document or in the body of the email itself. Please address cover letters to Erin Armstrong.

GASHER Journal is now offering year-long positions as a reader for our online publication! This position will be for the duration of the 2022 cycle of GASHER's online publication. Please note, this is an unpaid position. The internship is open for both students and non-students, established and emerging writers.

Duties include:

  • Reading and voting on fiction AND creative nonfiction submissions for 4 online issues of GASHER within set deadlines.
  • Communication with editor regarding final selections.
  • Editing/formatting of selected pieces.

Please refer to the guidelines below for application:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at start of internship.
  • Please read the attached editing sample and submit your vote on whether you would select this piece for publication or not.
  • Please include a 150-300 word reasoning as to why you made the selection you did.
  • Please provide a brief cover letter stating why you want to come be a part of GASHER Journal!

In addition to reading and voting on submissions, interns will have the opportunity to conduct interviews, write reviews, and learn from guest editor speakers in seminars held by Gasher.

Further questions about the internship can be directed to Erin Armstrong at gasherjournal@gmail.com.


If this is your first experience applying for something like this and you're unsure of how to proceed just follow the steps below!

  1. Read the sample text at least once all the way through before making any notes.
  2. Make notes on the piece. Focus more on language, style, and how well this fits with what you've seen from Gasher before rather than on grammar.
  3. Write at least 150 words giving your reasoning on whether or not you would vote "yes" to this piece for publication with Gasher.
  4. Write your email! Your 150-word reasoning can either be a word document or in the body of the email itself. Please address cover letters to Erin Armstrong and Kaya Dierks.

PLEASE READ the guidelines carefully before submitting:

  • We are currently accepting poetry manuscripts between 48-80pgs, excluding front and back matter.
  • Please include a bio and brief synopsis of the work with your submission.
  • Poet must reside in the US to submit.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • 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. Please include an acknowledgments page with the submission. Self-publishing is considered published work.
  • We do not accept translated works at this time.


ABOUT GASHER PUBLISHING:

  • Authors receive 25 free copies upon publication. We pay 40% royalties on all copies sold.
  • Our books are perfect-bound, 12pt C1S matte cover stock, and #60 text cream.
  • Our books are available via our website and select independent book stores.

PLEASE READ the guidelines carefully before submitting:

  • We are currently accepting poetry manuscripts between 48-80pgs, excluding front and back matter. 
  • Please include a bio and brief synopsis of the work with your submission. 
  • Poet must reside in the US to submit. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • 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. Please include an acknowledgments page with the submission. Self-publishing is considered published work
  • We do not accept translated works at this time.


If you are submitting to this form it is because you have bought a book from our website. We offer ebooks, audiobooks, and physical copies of our chapbooks. Please include your order number in the provided space. 

If you do not wish to purchase a book, you can submit to our regular reading fee form for $10. 


ABOUT GASHER PUBLISHING: 

  • Authors receive 25 free copies upon publication. We pay 40% royalties on all copies sold.  
  • Our books are perfect-bound, 12pt C1S matte cover stock, and #60 text cream.
  • Our books are available via our website and select independent book stores. 

The Writers Submission Fee Fund helps writers in need afford the cost of journal submissions, which has become an alarming new trend in digital publishing. Gasher distributes submission fee grants of $35 every quarter to as many writers as we can afford for that period. Please read the directions below before applying:

  • Grant recipients are selected randomly with a lottery application.
  • When submitting, include ONLY your name, address, and email address. Do not include any notes or messages in your submissions OR any writing samples.
  • You may only apply once per cycle. All additional submissions will be disqualified.
  • You must be 18 years old to apply and be residing in the US.


The current cycle of funds will distribute grants in February.

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