Gold Line | Ricochet

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Gold Line Press & Ricochet Editions

Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions are sibling presses run by students of the University of Southern California’s PhD Program in Creative Writing. You can find more information about each press below, and more information about our current open submission calls listed under the appropriate categories. 

Ricochet will be open to hybrid manuscript submissions from June 1 to July 31 2023.

Gold Line will be open to chapbook submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from July 15 to September 15, 2023.

Ricochet Editions

Ricochet Editions is committed to publishing and promoting innovative, risk-taking work. Since 2012, we have published genre-blurring, hybrid, and unconventional manuscripts, ranging from chapbooks to full-lengths. We publish writers at any stage of their career​​—established and emerging authors alike. We welcome work from underrepresented voices, including BIPOC writers, LGBTQIA+ writers, writers from non-academic backgrounds, and writers with disabilities.

We publish one to three titles a year, selected from calls for submissions. We are devoted to engaging in an extended author-editor dialogue and working with authors on their manuscripts.

Writers are encouraged to read our previously published books to get a sense of Ricochet’s aesthetics: Sympathetic Little Monster by Cameron Awkward-Rich, Ghost/Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Being Haunted by Dennis James Sweeney, The Hatchet and the Hammer by Caitlin Scarano, People I’ve Met From the Internet by Stephen van Dyck, of being neighbors by Daniel Biegelson, As I Said: A Dissent by Abby Minor, and ryman by Christian Schlegel. All titles are available at SPD.

Gold Line Press

Gold Line Press, founded in 2010, aims to promote the work of emerging poets and fiction writers, as well as to promote / elevate the chapbook form. The Gold Line Press editorial board does not adhere to any specific aesthetic approach. We seek out voices that deserve to be heard by a larger audience, whether those voices speak in formal or experimental verse and prose.

Our chapbooks are created with the intention of producing an elegant, perfect-bound book that is also an art object. Overall, our goal is to showcase exceptional emerging writers and reward them not only with publication, but also with broad distribution of their work to reviewers. While most chapbooks have received only limited exposure in the past, our aim is to make the chapbook a more relevant medium and a truly useful tool for new writers who want to bring their work to a broader audience.

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.

Gold Line | Ricochet