We welcome poetry manuscripts during the month of February for our annual A.V. Christie Series for women-identifying writers over the age of 50. Two manuscripts will be selected for publication. A $10 donation entitles you to either title in this series, or a copy of A.V. Christie’s The Wonders–or you may opt to receive one of the new titles when they are released this summer. Find full guidelines here.
Category Archives: call for manuscripts
Call for poetry manuscripts: The Summer Kitchen Series
We welcome poetry manuscripts during the month of January for our annual Summer Kitchen Series. This series publishes three to five chapbooks in a limited-edition print run of 49 copies, half of which go to the author. Two manuscripts will be selected from the January entries. Find full guidelines here.
Keystone Chapbook Series is now open
We are now reading manuscripts for our annual Keystone Chapbook Series through the month of June. Our new series editors, Jeff Walt and Karen J. Weyant, are eager to read your work.
The Keystone Chapbook Series was launched in 2007 with Underground Singing by Harry Humes. We welcome poetry manuscripts from writers with a Pennsylvania connection. Full guidelines are available here.
Announcing the Allison Joseph Chapbook Series
We are thrilled to announce the second of two new chapbook series launching this year, both for women writers.
The Allison Joseph Chapbook Series seeks original, unpublished poetry manuscripts in English by BIPOC women writers. All styles welcome. This series honors Allison Joseph, whose dedication as a writer, teacher, editor, and mentor has established her as an exemplary model of literary citizenship. We are especially proud to offer this series as part of our long-term commitment to publish women and other traditionally underrepresented voices, with the goal of making them a significant majority of our catalog.
Manuscripts will be considered annually during the month of May. NOTE: for the launch of this series, we will accept manuscripts until June 30. This year, Allison Joseph will serve as the final judge. Full guidelines are available here.
Robin Becker Series is open
It’s spring. It’s winter. Flip a coin; here in Cincinnati we toggle back and forth almost daily. But one thing is certain: it’s April, and we are eagerly looking forward to reading your manuscripts for the Robin Becker Chapbook Series! Submission window closes on April 30, so please check out our complete guidelines and send us your very best work!
Announcing the A.V. Christie Chapbook Series
We are thrilled to announce the first of two new chapbook series launching this year, both for women writers.
The A.V. Christie Chapbook Series seeks original, unpublished poetry manuscripts by women writers over the age of 50. This series honors the vision of poet & teacher A.V. Christie and is being launched in 2022 thanks to the generous donations of A.V.’s friends and colleagues. We are especially proud to offer this series in her memory as part of our long-term commitment to publish women and other traditionally underrepresented voices, with the goal of making them a significant majority of our catalog.
Manuscripts will be considered annually during the month of February. This year, Nathalie Anderson will serve as the final judge. Full guidelines are available here.
Summer Kitchen Series is open
We’re kicking off the new year and throwing open the window for entries to our limited-edition Summer Kitchen Series: now through January 31, send us your poetry manuscripts. Previous poets selected for this series include Crystal Boson, Mary Meriam, Ed Madden, Guillermo Castro, and Steve Bellin-Oka–see the full list and complete guidelines here.
Keystone Chapbook Series is open
Our longest-running series, devoted to poets with a Pennsylvania connection, is now open. The Keystone Chapbook Series continues to honor our roots as a Pennsylvania-born literary press and to showcase a diverse range of Pennsylvania poets. As always, we are eager to read traditionally marginalized voices. We are proud to publish work by both new and established writers.
Manuscripts are considered annually from June 1 – July 15. This year’s readers will be announced soon. Full guidelines may be found here.
Robin Becker Series: We are very open
We are very excited to announce that Steve Bellin-Oka has taken the wheel as editor of the Robin Becker Chapbook Series, which opens for your wonderful queer manuscripts tomorrow, April 1, through May 15. Send us your darlings, darlings. Make us swoon. Full guidelines are here.
Summer Kitchen Series–we’re opening the window on February 1
Once again, we will open the submission window for our Summer Kitchen Series from February 1 through February 14. From these manuscripts, we will select up to two titles for this year’s series, to be pubished (when else?) this coming summer. Full guidelines can be found here. We look forward to reading your work!