Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions of poetry and prose in a variety of genres. Please read the guidelines before submitting.

Broken River Prize

Visit the dedicated page to find out more about our annual chapbook contest. Judged by Eduardo C. Corral this year.

Manuscripts

  • Poetry manuscripts must have at least 30–60 poems.
  • Chapbook manuscripts must be between 15–30 poems.
  • Fiction (novels, novellas) and nonfiction (memoir, essay collections) manuscripts must be at least 25,000 words.
  • For full-length books please send half of the completed manuscript, for chapbooks you may send the entire work.
  • For poetry and short story collections, please ensure that at least 50% of the work is unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know.
  • All work should be attached in a single .doc/docx or PDF file, and your email must include a brief, third-person bio.

Shorts

  • Stories must be between 5,000–25,000 words.
  • Please only submit previously unpublished work.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know.
  • All work should be attached in a single .doc/docx or PDF file, and your email must include a brief, third-person bio.

Please note

  • We are a small company, but, unless stated, we aim to give you a response within two months. Please query if it has been longer.
  • If you have any other questions about guidelines, email us at