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Gold Line Press Call for Submissions

Gold Line Press is accepting manuscripts for its 2021 contest until September 15. We invite nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that are chapbook-length as a key element of their concept. Our judges this year are Matthew Salesses in fiction, Taneum Bambrick in poetry, and Daisy Hernandez in Creative Nonfiction..

Here is a look at what we’ve published in the past, but we are open to all work that uses the chapbook length and form in innovative, emotionally resonant, and subversive ways.

20-30 pages of poetry, 7500-15000 words of prose. Deadline September 15, 2021.


Ricochet Editions Call for Submissions

What are the maximum and minimum forms a memory can take?

– Bhanu Kapil, “Memory: A Partition”

In 2021, Ricochet Editions invites manuscript submissions that interrogate how memories are recorded and how the past is remembered. Which voices are preserved and which are silenced? What do those silences sound like? How has history splintered into fragments? We are looking for purposeful experimentation with language and form that challenges or plays with archives--whether textual or visual, contemporary or historical, personal or cultural. Send us your texts that merge genres and languages, that draw on found forms, that are collaboratively or collectively authored, that collage, fragment, and blend mediums to expand beyond the limits of the book form. We see archives as bodies of knowledge and bodies as living archives, and we look for work that explores this tension.

Ricochet Editions is committed to publishing and promoting innovative, experimental works. Since 2012, we have published avant-garde, genre-less, and hybrid manuscripts, ranging from chapbooks to full-lengths. We publish writers at any stage of their career-- established, emerging, and unknown authors alike.

Writers are encouraged to read our previously published books to get a sense of Ricochet’s aesthetics. Go Find Your Father/A Famous Blues by Harmony Holiday, Sympathetic Little Monster by Cameron Awkward-Rich, Ghost/Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Being Haunted by Dennis J Sweeney, The Hatchet and The Hammer  by Caitlin Scarano, and People I Met From the Internet by Stephen Van Dyck. All titles are available at SPD.

Your manuscript should be between 40 and 200 pages, although we’re open to exceptional work outside these limits.

If your manuscript is selected for publication, you will receive $250 and 50 copies of the perfect-bound book with ISBN. The staff will also send out copies to venues for review and (if applicable) awards. If your manuscript is not accepted for publication, your submission fee entitles you to a copy of the title selected for publication from this reading period.

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