Submission Guidelines

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PunksWritePoemsPress is regrettably closed to manuscript submissions.

General Submission Guidelines:  We want your writing. You want to give us your writing. Let’s keep this simple, shall we?
1. All submissions should be in a single standard word document file (.doc, .docx) and attached to an email sent to editor@punkswritepoems.com.
2. Please use “Submission: [publication name]” in the email subject line. (i.e. Submission: Audio Chapbook)
3. Please use a standard, easily readable font at an appropriate size.
4. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we do ask that you inform us of that fact and notify us if you choose to go with the other publisher.
5. You may submit to multiple Open Calls, concurrently. However, please do not submit the same piece to more than one Open Call at a time.
6. You may not submit to the same Open Call more than once, unless we ask you to.
7. A poem without a title is not a completed piece. You wouldn’t submit an untitled short story, would you? And we will not read an untitled poem.
8. We would appreciate it if you left out your publication credits in your submission email. When we accept your work for publication, we will ask for your bio. 
9. Please read and follow all the Publication Specific Guidelines (see below) for the Open Call you are submitting to.

Current Open Calls: The following is a list of our current calls for submissions. Please refer to the Publication Specific Guidelines for the Open Call you are interested in.

Submissions for RoguePoetry are always OPEN.
Submissions for Audio Chapbooks are OPEN.
Submissions for Mini-eChaps are
 OPEN. 

 

Audio Chapbook Specific Guidelines:
1. You may submit a manuscript of no more than 25 poems along with an audio recording  of you reading three to five of the pieces in the manuscript. The recordings may be sent as links to youtube, Sound Cloud, or the like, or may be links to audio files on a cloud service like Drive or Dropbox.
2. Some or all of the poems may have appeared  online or in print previously, but you must have the rights to use them and, if previously published, you must credit where they appeared. The collection as a whole cannot have been previously published.
3. We are open to all styles and voices, but we want real, raw, electric poetry. We want to feel and discover something about ourselves through your work. Excite us!
4. We seek one time rights.
5. Please wait 90 days before inquiring about your submission.
6.  For answers to any questions, please use the Contact Us form.

Mini-eChap Specific Guidelines:
1. You may submit a manuscript of 15 to 20 poems.
2. No more than five of the pieces may have been previously published and must be credited properly. The remaining pieces shall not have appeared online in any public form – this includes personal blogs and social media.
3. We are open to all styles and voices, but we want real, raw, electric poetry. We want to feel and discover something about ourselves through your work. Excite us!
4. We seek First Worldwide Electronic Rights.
5. Please wait 90 days before inquiring about your submission.
6.  For answers to any questions, please use the Contact Us form.


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Single Author Poetry Collections

Publication Specific Guidelines:
1. We will consider submissions of single author collections of no less than 55 pieces (we are not opposed to a flash/short story mixed in here or there).

2. Submitted collection must hold to a theme or overarching story.
3. The collection may contain previously published works, provided that they are properly credited. We require that the total amount of previously published works, and those that have appeared on a blog or other open forum,  make up no more than 25% of the collection.
4. Authors wishing to publish with us must be willing to go through the editing process.
5. Compensation: Two contributor copies and 25% share of royalties over the first 300 copies sold, with increasing share thereafter.
6. We are open to all styles and voices.
7. Please wait 90 days before inquiring about your submission.
8. For answers to any questions, please use the Contact Us form.

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