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Taking Submissions: Kissing Dynamite Microchap Call

December 15, 2019

Deadline: December 15th, 2019
Payment: $50 USD and 10 complimentary copies

Kissing Dynamite seeks poetry microchap manuscripts for print publication in April 2020.  We’re happy to consider a diverse range of poetic styles and themes, so send us work that represents you!  We are committed to publishing two titles from this round of submissions and will publish up to four if finances at the time allow us to do so.

Our Books:
We are proud to use a local printing house—Lightning Press in Totowa, New Jersey—for all our books.  The microchap series will feature perfect-bound 4″x 6″ books with bright, full color “fractal” covers.

Manuscript Formatting:
Manuscripts should employ 1″ margin sizes, 8.5″ x 11″ page size, and 12 pt. font.  Visual images (300 minimum dpi) are acceptable (black/white and/or color)!  Previously published poems are acceptable as long as the collection as a whole has not appeared elsewhere (either digitally or in print).  If the manuscript contains more than one poem, begin successive poems on a new page.  Please include a title page, author’s bio, table of contents, and acknowledgements page (if applicable).  Manuscripts must not exceed a maximum of 15 pages inclusive of all content (there is no minimum).

Submissions are open from December 1-15, 2019.  We hope to respond to all submissions by the beginning of February 2020.  We operate on a “pay what you can, if you can” basis, so if you can drop a few bucks to help support the expenses of the press, please do so below (and we thank you!) or consider purchasing a copy of our first anthology Lift Every Voice.  That said, submissions do NOT need to be accompanied by a donation, and no manuscript gets preferential treatment.  Please send your manuscript as a PDF for us to consider via e-mail with the subject “MICROCHAP—[Title of Collection]” to [email protected]

Publication Agreement:
We ask for First World Publication Rights upon acceptance, and we hold these rights as long as the work remains in print after which full rights revert to the author.  Initial print runs will be 50 copies with the option of additional runs once the work sells out of stock.

Authors will receive $50 USD and 10 complimentary copies of the microchap.  Additional copies are available to authors at the cost of printing.

Thank you for considering us as a home for your work!

Via: Kissing Dynamite.


December 15, 2019