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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ornithopter Press seeks poetry

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Ornithopter Press will consider submissions of book-length poetry manuscripts received between September 23 and November 7, 2019.

If you haven’t already done so, please investigate the work of the poets presented on this website. Information about Ornithopter Press can be found online and through social media, etc.  An independent publisher of poetry offering exceptional counterpoints to the literary mainstream . . . yes, that remains true.

​Are you excited by experimentation and diversity? Do you have a manuscript that’s moved beyond the draft stage and feels complete? If so, I’d love to read it. Please refer to the following guidelines in preparing your submission. There is no fee. Interest in an open call can be hard to predict—I’ll try to respond to submissions within three months, although response times could be longer.

Submission Guidelines

- Ornithopter Press accepts manuscript submissions in PDF form only.
- Suggested manuscript length: 75 pages or longer.

- Please do not submit illustrated works.

- Submit no more than one manuscript during this reading period.

- While individual poems (or other text passages) will ideally have been published in journals, anthologies, chapbooks, etc., the manuscript itself must be a new and unpublished work.

- Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let me know right away if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

- Send your submission to:

- Write “Submission from (insert your name)” in the subject line.

- Please do not include any material in the body of the email other than a note to say who you are and whether yours is a simultaneous submission.

- Attach one file (PDF only) to your email that includes:
A cover letter with a brief bio and a description of your manuscript
Your name and contact information
The complete manuscript
An acknowledgements page that lists individual publication credits

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