Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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The Cost of our Baggage

open reading period

Gnashing Teeth Publishing will be accepting submissions for our next anthology, The Cost of Our Baggage. We are seeking poetry, micro or flash fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, and artwork which fit the theme.

Submissions open April 1, 2024 –  June 30, 2024.

Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting. Use the Submission Form below. Submissions sent to our email will be deleted without comment.

GUIDELINES

There are things we carry with us through life: physical, emotional, metaphorical.  A teddy bear you’ve had since you were a child, the resentment at a family member who let you down, the fear which keeps you awake at night. All of these come with a cost. Upset stomachs, sleepless nights, disconnection, anxiety, worry, money, physical costs. 

Free yourself. Tell us about it.

Open to everyone.

Poetry can be any form. Individual poems can be up to 3 pages. You may send up to 3 poems.

We prefer 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. 

We prefer .doc or .docx format. 

Individual micro fiction pieces should be no longer than 500 words. Individual flash fiction pieces should be no longer than 5000 words. You may send up to 2 pieces.

We prefer 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Do NOT double space.  

We prefer .doc or .docx format.

Individual essays should be no longer than 2500 words. You may send up to 2 pieces. 

When citing any sources, you may use either MLA or Chicago style

We prefer 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Do NOT double space.  

We prefer .doc or .docx format.

Individual creative non-fiction (cnf) pieces should be no longer than 2500 words. You may send up to 2 pieces.

We prefer 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Do NOT double space.  

We prefer .doc or .docx format.

Artwork should be reproducible in black and white. If you have a full-color piece, please note we will be publishing in black and white. We may choose to post the full-color on the website. 

Please send up to 3 pieces. If the image is too large for the upload form, please attach a .doc or .docx file stating the image size. Use our Contact Form to send us a link to a Google file or Dropbox.

 

We prefer .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf or .bmp format.

There is no cover letter requirement. You may choose to add a cover letter as the first page of your submission; however, it is not required.

Submissions are open May 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024. Notifications will be sent out before Jul 5, 2024.

Use the Submission Form below. Any submissions sent through our contact form or directly to our email will be deleted without comment. 

We are accepting simultaneous submissions. Please notify us immediately if your piece is selected somewhere else. And congratulations if it is! Yay you!

We are not accepting previously published pieces. This does not include personal social media posts or blogs. 

We are vehemently against the use of AI in creating the written word. If we suspect AI has been used, we will immediately delete your submission and remove you from any future submissions.

We understand there is AI in almost all photo editing software now. Please notify us if you have used any AI in your artwork and which program was used. It will be at our editorial discretion to use these pieces.

There is no reading fee for this anthology.

Selected submissions will receive choice of either: 1 (one) copy of the anthology or $10 payable through PayPal. You are asked to choose upon submission and you will not be able to change your selection.

SUBMISSION FORM
Statement of Inclusion

We are committed to including underrepresented voices. We encourage everyone to submit regardless of race, color, ancestry, age, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship status, ability, or national origin.

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