We are accepting full length manuscripts and chapbooks for 2023.

Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

Manuscript Submission

open reading period

Gnashing Teeth Publishing is accepting submissions of full-length and chapbook manuscripts. We will be accepting two (2) full-length manuscripts and two (2) chapbooks. We are looking for poetry, short fiction, or a hybrid of both. Please read the guidelines before submitting. Use the Submission Form below. Submissions sent to our email will be deleted without comment.

GUIDELINES

Open to U.S. residents (legal status does not matter) only.

Poetry can be any subject, any form. Manuscripts have no page limit. Chapbooks should be more than 30 but no more than 80 pages long, regardless of number of poems.

Use 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript.

We prefer .doc or .docx format. 

Individual short fiction pieces should be no longer than 5000 words. Mnuscripts have no page limit. Chapbooks should be more than 30 but no more than 80 pages long, regardless of number of works.

Use 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Do NOT double space.  Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript.

We prefer .doc or .docx format.

Show us what you’ve got. We aren’t looking for novels or short stories with experimental themes. We are looking for the unique, something that grabs us.

Use 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Do NOT double space.  Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript.

We prefer .doc or .docx format. However, you may use another format, as appropriate, for your work. Please comment on this in your cover letter.

Include your name, address, email address, type of submission and title of submission. Include a short bio, up to 100 words. For the Experimental category, please briefly discuss the impetus for the work and any unique formatting requirements.

Submissions are open September 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. Notifications will be sent out before Jan 31, 2024.

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

Chapbooks have a $18 reading fee. Manuscripts have a $23 reading fee. Expeimental works fall under the Manuscript category.

If you choose to submit to more than one category, full reading fee still applies.

If the submission fee places an undue financial burden on you, please feel free to reach out to us through our Contact Us form. Requests are granted at our discretion.

Selected submissions will be offered a contract to publish. This will outline specific terms.

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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