Submit to GASHER

GASHER accepts submissions year-round for our online publication and semi-annually for chapbooks. 


We accept submissions through our Submittable page: please, do not email us your submissions.



Further guidelines can be found below:



For the issue:

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

  • Work must be unpublished.

  • For poetry, fiction, and CNF, please submit your work as a single document in either .docx or .doc.

  • For visual art, please submit work as .jpeg files with an introductory statement (no more than 300 words) about the collection included.

  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.

  • Please submit up to 4 poems (maximum 8 pages), 6 pieces of art, 500-3,000 words of fiction or CNF (no more than 4 stories totaling 3,000 words. Each piece must have a minimum of 500 words)

For chapbooks:

  • We publish perfect-bound, 12pt C1S matte lamination for cover stock and #60 text cream. 

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.

  • Manuscripts must be submitted as either .pdf or .docx

  • Currently, GASHER is only accepting submissions from those who reside in the U.S.




For Full-length collections: 

  • We accept poetry books between 48-80pgs, excluding front and back matter.

  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, please withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

  • We only accept unpublished works. Sections previously published as a chapbook or individual poems are okay, but the manuscript as a whole should be unpublished. Self-publishing is considered published work.

  • We do not accept translated works, currently.

  • Please include a bio and brief synopsis of the work.

  • Poet must be residing in the US to submit.

  • If selected, authors receive 25 free copies upon publication. We pay 30% royalties on copies sold after 100 copies sold.

  • Our books are perfect-bound, 12pt C1S matte cover stock, and #60 text cream.

  • Gasher believes in uniform catalog designs with slight design adjustments for each book. The design for full-length collections is TBD.

  • Our books are available via our website and select independent book stores.

Additional Opportunities with Gasher

Book Reviews: 

We are pleased to announce our newest opportunity: book reviews!

Gasher Journal seeks writers to complete reviews on new and upcoming publications that we receive from a wide variety of presses.

Selected reviewers will be placed on Gasher's review team and will be notified monthly of available books for review. Reviewers have the flexibility to select, from the list of available texts, which books they'd like to receive (for free) for review. The review editor will then set a deadline with the reviewer for the initial draft and final draft afterward. Reviewers are not obligated to review on a monthly basis but are encouraged to review a book every 2-3months to remain in good standing.


Please note: We are pleased to announce that we are now able to pay review contributors $25 per published review. 


To become a member of our review team, please submit the following application via email:


First, please review Gasher's review guidelines.

Then, submit the following:

1. A sample 900-1200 word review of poetry, fiction, or CNF book from a small press of your choice.

2. A short bio with any relevant information.


Questions can be directed to Whitney Kerutis at

The 2021 First-Book Scholarship

This year we are pleased to offer two scholarships, one for prose and one for poetry. Submit until September 1st following the provided guidelines below:

  • Please include in the title of the submission the manuscript's title followed by the genre you are submitting to (EX: The Seedling - PROSE) 

  • The manuscript must be at least 48pgs in length with a cover letter and bio.

  • You may only submit one entry per submission period. All other entries will be disqualified regardless of withdrawing previous submissions. 

  • Writers must not have published a full-length collection at the time of submission, including self-published books. (chapbooks are okay.)

  • The writer must reside in the United States at the time of submission.

  • This is a blind reading. Please DO NOT include any identifying material on your manuscript, including an acknowledgments page. Those who do not remove this information from their submission will be disqualified.