Black Ocean

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

- Entries must be submitted between October 1 and October 31, 2017.

-Entry is open to any author who has not previously published a full-length collection of poetry. Previous publication in another genre or self-publication of a full-length poetry collection will not disqualify you, but please specify in cover letter. {We will host an open reading for all authors in 2018.}

-The poems can be previously published in journals or anthologies, but should not have appeared in a previous book, including self-published books.

- Poetry manuscripts should be 48 to 125 pages, single-spaced and on an 8-1/2" x 11" or A4 page only. Submissions are preferred in PDF format. If you cannot make a PDF, then please send as a Word document.

- We are not accepting unsolicited prose manuscripts or translations at this time.

- Only one manuscript per person.

- Please do not resubmit a manuscript from previous years without truly significant revision.

- Include: a cover letter with a brief biographical note, and an acknowledgments page listing previous publications.

- Manuscript revisions are not permitted during the open reading.

- Although there is no fee associated with submitting a manuscript, please consider buying a title directly from us (with free shipping) after you do submit one. Our endeavor is funded solely by your support!
Black Ocean