Submissions

Our submission period for full-length poetry manuscripts, chapbooks, and pretty much anything you want to throw at us is now open and will remain open through June 1. The manuscript(s) to be published will be announced by October. Added bonus: As the Library of Congress has acquired all SRP books, the selected title(s) will reside among history’s greatest writers—in perpetuity—in the Rare Book and Special Collections vault in the world’s biggest library. 

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SEE THESE FACES? These writers could be your pressmates! (Pictured: Theresa Davis, Bryan Borland, Kaveh Akbar, C. Russell Price, Casey Rocheteau, Emily Jaeger, Tina Parker, Collin Kelley, Brent Calderwood, and Megan Volpert, in simultaneous readings in New York and Atlanta on July 26, 2016.)

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2017 Open-Submission Guidelines: Resist & Enrapture:

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN! Submit via Submittable, where you’ll see these guidelines: 

We’re looking for at least one title to add to our publication schedule. Instead of a traditional cover letter, please provide a response to the following items, and then upload your manuscript. Please note that submissions can be any length and any genre.

1. Support your potential pressmates! In lieu of an entry fee, purchase a title (any title) from the SRP store. Titles begin at less than a dollar, and there’s no greater weight placed on the amount spent or quantity of your purchase. When you submit, tell us what title you purchased. You can also purchase a book and direct us to send it to a library or community organization on your behalf. Note: Titles purchased after February 1, 2017, satisfy this requirement.

2. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility as artists. In our house, we believe in building bridges and tearing down walls. We believe words are power. We believe in hard truths and the beautiful intersections of vulnerable, yet viable, communities. We believe no stage is grand unless that stage is shared. We believe that someone is waiting on your work. We believe the written word saves lives because the written word saved us. In this spirit, tell us who might be waiting on your work, and how your submission shoulders your responsibility as an artist in 2017.

We’ll announce our selection(s) by October.

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2016 Submission Results:

WHEN YOUR TIME COMES
(2016 Open submission selections):

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HAPPY NEW ADVENTURE DAY
(2015 Open submission selections):

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A REASON TO SMILE
(2014 Open submission selections):

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OCEAN AS MESSENGER
(2013 Open submission selections):