Sundress Publications: Poetry Manuscript Reading Period
Deadline August 15 (must be received by this date). Sundress Publications, an independent literary press that sponsors the "Best of the Net" awards, is now open to submissions of full-length poetry manuscripts (48-80 single-spaced pages, not counting front matter). Individual pieces or selections may have been previously published in anthologies, chapbooks, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Single-author and collaborative author manuscripts will be considered. Reading fee of $13 will be waived for BIPOC authors and all other entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title or broadside. At least two manuscripts will be chosen from this submission period, and the editors' top choice will also receive a free one-week writing residency at the Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville, TN. Editors say, "We strive to further our commitment to diversity and seek to encounter as many unique and important voices as possible. We are actively seeking collections from writers of color, trans and nonbinary writers, writers with disabilities, and others whose voices are underrepresented in literary publishing." Authors in their catalog include Kristy Bowen, Charlie Bondhus, Chen Chen, Amorak Huey, and Nicole Oquendo.
Published: July 14, 2020