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$6.99 USD

This category is to submit unpublished BOOK-LENGTH POETRY MANUSCRIPTS, targeted at adults, to consider for the Electric Book Award and open-reading publication on our press. This is NOT the place for individual poems or slim chapbooks.


Each submission comes with a complimentary digital copy of our latest poetry release, A Gospel of Bones, a collection of poetry on the biracial Black single-motherhood experience in America, by Suzi Q. Smith.


Read our manuscript guidelines here.


Do not put your name or any identifying marks inside the file, in the title, or in the file name.

•No cover pages with identifying information or acknowledgments within the file.

•While we will read and consider manuscripts of any length, we do not regularly publish slim chapbooks (except in the Little Pigeon series) in our full-length titles. We recommend submitting manuscripts with at least 40 poems, and we are not the best home for collections of fewer than 20 poems (except in the Little Pigeon series).


We pay for all the work we accept.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.