All open calls for submissions are listed here. Check back for future open calls and be sure to visit gasherpress.com for more information regarding our prizes and open reading periods.

GUIDELINES:

  • We accept poetry (hybrid works are welcome) books between 48-90pgs, 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  • We only accept unpublished works. Sections previously published as a chapbook or individual poems are okay, but the manuscript as a whole should be unpublished.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.
  • Translations are welcome.
  • This is not a blind reading. Feel free to include an acknowledgements page. 
  • Please include a bio and brief synopsis of the work.
  • Please submit as .pdf or .docx.
  • If selected, authors receive 20 free copies upon publication. We pay 30% royalties. 

 

SUBMISSION FEES:

This reading period we are pleased to offer multiple fee options as a part of our efforts towards accessibility in publishing. We know this is a small step, and we continue to work to improve accessible submissions. You will be directed to select among three options, please, select the option that best suits your financial needs. 

Ends on $10.00
$10.00

Please review the details and guidelines before submitting. The winning manuscript will be published in Fall 2024.

  • The chapbook prize includes 10 free copies and $250. 
  • Please submit manuscripts between 20-37pgs of poetry. 
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know immediately 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 before submitting (you do not need to upload a file that is already formatted to 5x7size)
  • Currently, Gasher Press is only accepting submissions for chapbooks from those who reside in the U.S.
  • We publish perfect-bound chaps with ISBN. Our chapbooks are sold exclusively through the Gasher website, independent bookstores, and book fairs.
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