Gnashing Teeth Publishing was conceived in the middle of the night and promptly overtook every waking hour since. often referred to as simply GTP, we love the community of Gnashers who have embraced our vision. we seek to meet the growing need of poets to be anthologized, celebrated, listened to, and shared with the world. we do not shy away from subjects or language, but embrace honesty, high caliber writing, non-traditional works, and the community of authors and poets. beyond traditional print books, we have online features and fun projects. we are always looking at opportunities for poets, writers, and artists to engage with us and our growing community.

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Karen Cline-Tardiff

Karen Cline-Tardiff has been writing since she could hold a pen. She writes poetry, flash fiction, personal essays, short stories, and grant requests. Karen also edits for a small group of friends. She has been published in a variety of online and print outlets. She was born in Texas, lived a little bit of everywhere, and now resides on the Texas Gulf Coast. When she can’t find poetry somewhere, she puts it there.

She is the founder of the Aransas County Poetry Society, which hosted a monthly open mic (pre-Covid). She started the Poems on the Go project in Aransas County. She is a Tupelo Press 30/30 Project alumni.  As an alumni of Leadership Aransas County, she is heavily involved in her community.

Assistant Editor

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a daughter of Texas, residing, now, near Iowa State University. She volunteers with creative writing and English students, and especially enjoys working with those for whom English is not their first language. She loves all things artsy, and describes herself, artistically speaking, as the proverbial jack of all trades, master of none, having been, at various times, a writer, poet, painter, dancer, singer, choir director, theater producer, choreographer and, obviously, editor.

Social/Media Intern

Position Open

we are seeking someone with a great social media presence who is up to date on the latest trends. must be able to work independently. knowledge of simple graphic design and marketing skills are a plus.

Book Reviewer

Position Open

we are seeking a book reviewer with a passion for poetry and the knowledge to read, analyze, and put into words their opinion regarding the work. while this is a non-paid position, book purchase reimbursement is available.

Special Gnashers

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Guest Editor: SHE: Seen. Heard. Engaged. Vol. 2

Kalliopy Paleos

Kalliopy Paleos is a poet and translator born and raised in New York and currently living in New Jersey. After having earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in contemporary American poetry at SUNY Brockport, she spent ten years living and teaching abroad, working with young women in France and the Middle East (primarily Saudi Arabia). She has translated two full-length novels from Greek and her poems have recently appeared online with Tupelo Press and Mediterranean Poetry Magazine. As a high school world language teacher, she continues to be immersed in the world of young women, helping them to see their immeasurable potential and much-required impact.

Guest Editor: SHE: Seen. Heard. Engaged. Vol. 1

Regina Jamison

Regina is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her poetry has appeared in several literary journals among them are, Sinister Wisdom: Black Lesbian Revolution, Five Two One Magazine, and Magma Literary Journal: Deaf Issue, The Americas Poetry Festival of New York Anthology 2016, Promethean Literary Journal, Off the Rocks: An Anthology of GLBT Writing Vols. 14 & 15, and Poetry in Performance Journal Vol. 43. Online, her poetry has appeared in Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Silver Birch Press – Me as a Child Series, The Lake Literary Journal, and Mom Egg Review. Her poems will also appear in the upcoming issue of Switchgrass Review. Her short stories have appeared in Girls Who Bite: Vampire Lesbian Anthology, Zane’s Purple Panties, and the Lambda Literary Anthology: Gaslight. She received her MFA in Creative Writing at City College in New York. Her novel, Choosing Grace, is forthcoming next year with Bella Books.

List of Works


Heat the Grease, We’re Frying Up Some Poetry (anthology)


online feature: Poem of the Day April 2020
Love Notes You’ll Never Read (anthology)
online feature: MY America (July 4th)
online feature: Hallowscream
Rain Minnows [Notecards and Poems] by Joshua Bridgewater Hamilton



Winter Zine (limited release)
online feature: Insurrection (January 6)
Insurrection (anthology)
online feature: Poem of the Day April 2021
malepoet by PW Covington
SHE: Seen. Heard. Engaged. Vol. 1 (anthology)
Meditations & Mediations by Dr. Rebecah Hall
places I never want to see again (they remind me of you who I once loved) by Keriann Gilson
La Santa Madre Tamalera by Juan Manuel Pérez



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