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We’re seeking book-length manuscripts of poetry, experimental, prose poems, or hybrid poetry. We especially want to hear from marginalized and underrepresented authors, and we are an LGBTQUIA2+ safe-space.

Selected manuscripts receive book publication on Alternating Current Press, which includes distribution through Ingram, Asterism, and all major online retailers.

Submissions open: July 1, 2024

Submissions close: July 31, 2024

Selections made: Within 4 months

Publication: 2025/2026/2027


  • Manuscripts may be in any poetry style.
  • Manuscripts must be geared toward an adult readership. We are not interested in books for children.
  • All work must be in English and must be the author’s own. Single work by multiple authors considered. We do not consider AI-generated work.
  • These manuscripts are not read incognito. It doesn’t matter if your identifying information is or isn’t inside your submission file, as long as your Submittable contact information is correct.
  • If you need to adjust a submission, please use the Request to Edit option through Submittable. Please don’t request to edit for minor flaws, however—all accepted work will go through an editing process and will have the chance to be updated before publication, and your work will not be disqualified for a missing comma.
  • All authors must be at least 18 to submit.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed. Please withdraw your manuscript through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Collections that contain previously published pieces are considered.
  • Submit via Submittable only. We do not accept email submissions.
  • This is a free form that is unique to you and shouldn't be shared with others. There is a $5.99 fee for each manuscript submitted for anyone able to pay.
  • Each paid submission comes with a digital copy of our latest fiction book, currently Watermark: Poems of the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889 by Barbara Sabol ($7.99 value).
  • We will send a response and notification to every submission within 4 months. Form response only, unless we are interested in publishing your book. We are regretfully unable to provide feedback. If you have not heard back after 4 months, please feel free to follow up (kindly).


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