Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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send us words – making room zine

call for submissions

Gnashing Teeth Publishing is now accepting submissions for our 2024 zine, Making Room. We will be accepting poetry and micro fiction on the theme of acceptance. In a world that often seems irreparably divided by differences, acceptance serves as a bridge that connects us, reminding us of our shared humanity. Acceptance, or the struggle to accept, can influence our relationships, our outlook on life, and our well-being. Whether it’s accepting our own limitations, accepting challenging situations beyond our control, or holding space for any of the hundreds of facets of human existence that invite judgment, isolation, or torment, we want to hear about your struggles with and your victories in being accepted, in accepting, in making room.

Please read the guidelines. Use our Contact Form for any questions, but not for submissions. Submissions close March 31, 2024.

TOPIC: “Making Room”

Poetry must be about the theme. Poems can be NO LONGER THAN 36 short lines long. Brevity is your friend. Use 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Send up to 3 poems for consideration.

Micro fiction in less than 250 words. On the theme provided. Submit 1 piece in 12 point font.

We are seeking interior illustrations. This includes: watercolor, pen and ink, and other graphic illustrations. No photography, please. All art should be easily reproducible in black and white. Submissions of artwork should be formatted as .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, or .pdf.

Include a short bio, up to 40 words

Send us words and art to Put MAKINGROOM/YourName in the subject line. Any submissions sent through our contact form will be deleted without comment. Submissions are open through March 31, 2024. You will be notified by April 10, 2023, if your piece was selected for inclusion in the zine. If you do not hear from us, assume your piece was not selected. Do not query before April 15, 2024.

As this is a limited release, we are not offering author copies, just our eternal thanks. IF you choose to purchase a copy as an author, you may do so at a reduced price.

Statement of Inclusion

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


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