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


For the issue: WE WILL REOPEN SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WINTER ISSUE NOV. 1st

  • 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  • Work must be unpublished.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.
  • 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 4 poems (maximum 8 pages), 6 pieces of art, 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  • We only accept unpublished works. Sections previously published as a chapbook or individual poems are okay, but the manuscript as a whole should be unpublished.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.

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. 

We are pleased to announce our chapbook submissions for poetry are open! The selected manuscript will receive $250 and 10 contributor copies upon publication. Our chapbooks are perfect-bound and printed with 12 pt. matte lamination covers and #60 cream stock for the interior. Before submitting, please read the following guidelines for submission:

  • We are currently only accepting submissions for poetry chapbooks.
  • Manuscripts must be between 25-45 pgs
  • 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
  • Submitters may only submit ONE manuscript per submission period.
  • Revisions are not permitted while under review. If selected, the author has the opportunity to make changes.
  • Submitters must reside in the U.S. at the time of submission.

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.

GASHER Journal