Sundress Publications Seeks Submissions for Poetry Broadside Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2017


Sundress Publications is pleased to announce that we are now open for submissions for our new poetry broadside contest.

The winner's poem will be letterpress-printed and made available for sale on our online store. The winner will receive $200 and 20 copies of their broadside.

The reading fee is $10 per batch of three poems, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title. We will also accept nominations for entrants, provided the nominating person either pays the reading fee or makes a qualifying purchase. Authors may submit and/or nominate as many manuscripts as they would like, so long as each is accompanied by a separate reading fee or purchase/pre-order. Entrants and nominators can place book orders or pay submission fees at our store.

To submit, send up to three poems, no longer than 35 lines each (line limit includes stanza breaks but not the title), in one Word or PDF document to contest@sundresspublications.com. Be sure to include a copy of your payment receipt or purchase order number along with a brief author bio by November 30, 2017. Please make sure that no identifying information is included in the submitted poems.

Multiple submissions are acceptable so long as you pay an entry fee for each submission. Previously published material is welcome so long as you maintain the rights to the work. Let us know in your cover letter if any of your submitted poems have been previous published.

Poems translated from another language will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere.

A 501(c)3 non-profit literary press collective founded in 2000, Sundress Publications is entirely volunteer-run, publishes chapbooks and full-length works in both print and digital formats, and hosts a variety of online journals. Our mission is to champion great work—especially by persons under-represented in literary publishing—and we welcome writers and artists regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, religion, class, veteran status, and educational background.





Doubleback Books Accepting Out-of-Print Manuscripts Of Any Genre
Deadline: Rolling


At Doubleback Books, we believe that out of print should not mean out of mind. Although other publishers rescue works that have fallen into the public domain from obscurity, few reprint books from small, independent presses that have folded during the twenty-first century and (often through no fault of their own) left new, exciting books to go out of print before their time.

If you are the author of a book that has recently gone out of print because the press closed, we want to read it. We are hosting an open reading period from May to July 2017. Authors of works that have gone out of print due to the closure of the original press may submit full-length or short books, including novels, novellas, chapbooks, short story collections, poetry collections, essay collections, and memoirs. Editors may also submit out of print manuscripts their presses published before closing. To be eligible, works must have been both published and out of print after 2000.

Accepted manuscripts will be released as free downloadable e-books on the Sundress Publications website. Previous titles include Karyna McGlynn's Alabama Steve and Jehanne Dubrow's The Hardship Post.

To submit, email the following to doubleback@sundresspublications.com:
  • Your manuscript(s) in .PDF or .DOC format
  • A brief cover letter in the body of the email telling us a little bit about your work and yourself, and noting the genre of the manuscript
  • The name of the manuscript's original publisher
  • The name and contact information of the publisher's former editor-in-chief, if available.

    Please note: we do not republish translated work or previously self-published work.

    Doubleback Books is an imprint of Sundress Publications.