This is an open call for submissions to those writers who identify as a part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + community. 


Across all our imprints, we are deeply invested in reading and publishing diverse voices spanning across different religions, ethnicities, and marginalized communities. We strongly welcome submissions from of writers within the BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities, writers living with a disability, writers living with refugee status. . . to name a few. Writers from all backgrounds and communities should consider our press a safe space.

Entry Guidelines for Poetry Submissions

  • To enter, the poetry collection must be previously unpublished.
  • A limited number of individual poems may have appeared in print or online but the poet must hold sole rights to the work.
  • Manuscripts must be in English.
  • The manuscript must be no less than 48 and no more than 80 pages in length (without front of back matter).
  • Simultaneous submissions welcome.
  • No reading fee
  • Average turnaround time for manuscripts is 6-8 Months (Maybe Less).

Entry Guidelines for Creative Nonfiction Submissions

Here you may submit the following styles: Creative Non-Fiction, Travel Writing, and Essay Collections.

Authors representative of the work we seek would be: Barry Lopez, Joanna Macy, Gary Snyder, David Abram, Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, Annie Dillard, David Whyte, Cheryl Strayed, Jack Kerouac, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau.

Formatting and Misc: Manuscripts should be double-spaced and written in English following the Chicago Manual of Style.

Length: We accept works that are at least 20,000 words and are no more than 60,000 words. *If you book is over 60,000 words, we (sadly) won't be the publisher for you. Why is this?  Given the rising costs of paper in light of the global paper storage, we do not have the margin to take on works over this length and make a profit.

In your proposal, please Include:

  • Biographical Statement
  • Full Manuscript *All manuscripts must follow the Chicago Manuel of Style.
  • A marketing analysis including sales points, similar titles, and the authors' plans for self-promotion.
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