For more information and guidelines for the Gold Line annual chapbook competition, please refer to the contest page on our website here:

If Ricochet has a call for submissions, you should find the appropriate information below.


Reading Period: May 15 - July 15, 2019

Submission Fee: $15 (US), $20 (International)

Ricochet Editions invites manuscript submissions in any and all genres for our annual open reading period. Ricochet is seeking your hybrid work, your outlier work, your work hovering in the margins. Our mission is to publish innovative, non-traditional, trans-genre, and/or genre-less works that have a hard time finding homes in journals, competitions, and with other publishers. Since 2012, we have published manuscripts ranging from small chapbooks to full-length books. We are devoted to engaging in an extended author-editor dialogue and working with authors on their manuscripts.

For fiction and non-fiction, please send 7,500-30k words (for example, short stories, novellas, and novelettes). All other genres (poetry, hybrid, everything in between), send 7,500 words/20 pages minimum up to full-length manuscripts.

If your manuscript is selected for publication, you will receive $250 and 50 copies of the perfect-bound chapbook with ISBN. The staff will also send out several 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. 


  • Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as they are submitted separately with separate entry fees. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please be sure to withdraw your submission via Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please update any changes in contact information via your profile on Submittable.
  • No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be considered. Authors whose manuscripts are accepted will have the opportunity to make revisions prior to publication.
  • Current and former students of English, Literature, or Creative Writing at the University of Southern California are not eligible to submit.
  • Please direct any further questions to editors(at)ricocheteditions(dot)com.
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