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Submissions

Submissions are open ​

 

Anthology Journal Issue: Ends & Endings — May 1st - August 15th.

Please read the guidelines below before submitting:

  • Please submit no more than 3 previously unpublished poems, visual poems, and/or hybrid pieces that correspond to the theme.

  • We welcome simultaneous submission but please be prompt in withdrawing your piece if it is accepted elsewhere (you can withdraw individual pieces by using the comment section in Submittable).

  • Each contributor will receive 1 free copy of the issue upon publication. Additional copies can be preordered at a discounted price + free shipping when submitting.

  • Please include an author bio with an updated mailing address.

  • If accepted, all contributors must participate in a three-question interview related to craft and the issue's theme.

Other Details:

  • Results of the submission period will be announced to submitters September 15th, 2024.

  • The issue will be released May 2025 as a perfect bound, print journal issue.

  • Each contributor will receive a free copy of the issue upon publication. We do not pay monetary amounts to contributors at this time.

Poetry Chapbook Prize — July 1st - October 1st

Please review the details and guidelines before submitting. The winning manuscript will be published in Spring 2025.

  • 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.

Two Languages Book Prize — July 1st - October 31st

The Two Languages Series celebrates the fullness in the language practices, identities, and voices we engage in/with in order to speak. We are looking to publish collections of poetry by writers engaged in both the Korean and English languages, in any combination of the two languages, over any theme or topic. The winner of the 2024 series will receive $500 prize + publication in Spring 2026 (including our standard royalty contract and 20 author copies).

 

Please refer to the following guidelines before submitting:

  • Manuscripts should be 48-90pgs. Previously published pieces or a selection of writings are acceptable, but the manuscript in its entirety should be unpublished (we consider self-publishing as previously published). 

  • Writers who reside outside of the U.S. are welcome to submit. 

  • Please include an acknowledgments page is applicable. 

  • Translated works for the Two Languages Series are welcome. 

  • Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be edited, nor will we accept revised manuscripts via email. If your manuscript is selected as the winner, you will have the opportunity to revise. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please, withdraw the work immediately if accepted elsewhere. 

  • The editors will select one manuscript from the reading period or may choose not to select any work for publication if found unsatisfactory. 

2025 Gasher Press Book Award — July 10th - October 31st

The Book Award is open to both emerging and established writers who reside in the United States. 

 

Please review the details and guidelines before submitting.

  • ​​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. If your submission is selected, you will have the opportunity to submit a revised manuscript at that time. 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.

  • This is a blind screening. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript, including the file name. 

  • Manuscripts must include a table of contents.

  • No images are drawings within the manuscript are permitted.

  • No preambles or bios in the manuscript.

  • Feel free to include an acknowledgements page.

  • Please include a bio and brief synopsis of the work in the designated fields on Submittable.

  • Submit as .pdf or .docx, 12pt font. 

  • This prize is open only to those who currently reside in the United States.

 

Judging:

  • The prize will be judged by the Gasher Press staff. Each submission will be screened by at least two readers. From our semi-finalist pool, the editors will select a winner. 

We do not accept submissions via email or any time outside of our reading periods. All submissions must go through our Submittable. 

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