GASHER Journal is currently accepting submissions for Winter 2021 and full-length poetry books.


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  • Work must be unpublished.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 VISUAL ART/VISUAL POETRY please email your submissions to gasherjournal@gmail.com with the following guidelines:

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
  • Work must be unpublished. We do not accept work that has been previously published.
  • We are seeking submissions that represent a cohesive collection rather than a sampling of the artist's full body of work.
  • For visual art, please submit work as .jpeg files with an introductory statement (no more than 300 words) about the collection included.
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • Please submit up to 6 pieces of art.


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  • We only accept unpublished works. Sections previously published as a chapbook or individual poems are okay, but the manuscript as a whole should be unpublished.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.

Please review the submission guidelines before submitting:

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission ASAP. Our readers volunteer their time and labor, and we are very disappointed when that labor is wasted on unavailable pieces.
  • Work must be unpublished.
  • Please submit your work as a single document in either .docx or .doc.
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • Please submit CNF no more than 4 stories totaling 3,000 words. Each piece must have a minimum of 500 words.
  • We encourage Content Warnings for graphic depictions and/or themes of violence for our reading staff's well-being.

Please review the submission guidelines before submitting:

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission ASAP. Our readers volunteer their time and labor, and we are very disappointed when that labor is wasted on unavailable pieces.Work must be unpublished.
  • Please submit your work as a single document in either .docx or .doc.
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • Please submit 500-3,000 words of fiction.
  • We encourage Content Warnings for graphic depictions and/or themes of violence for our reading staff's well-being.

Please review the submission guidelines before submitting:

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission ASAP. Our readers volunteer their time and labor, and we are very disappointed when that labor is wasted on unavailable pieces.
  • Work must be unpublished. We do not consider self-published works as unpublished.
  • 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
  • Please DO NOT include any identifying materials on the submission document.
  • We encourage Content Warnings for graphic depictions and/or themes of violence for our reading staff's well-being.

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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