Submit to GASHER

*To our submitters:

GASHER Journal and Press have always worked to create opportunities and spaces for writers of all economic, social, religious, and racial backgrounds. Part of this mission includes providing free submissions for our online journal and scholarships. However, due to our subscription plan with Submittable, we are given a 1600 free submission limit per year. We have reached this limit for 2020. In order to keep submissions open for the remainder of the year, we are forced to accept the minimum submission fee of $2 for our online journal and scholarship submissions. After Submittable has taken its profit from these fees, we will be placing ALL of the money gained from these fees back into writer opportunities such as book publishing, scholarships, and donations to art organizations. Thank you for your patience and continued support of our journal and press. We hope to return to free submissions beginning in October.


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


We are only accepting submissions through our Submittable page: 


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  • Work must be unpublished.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 .pdf.

  • 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 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 book reviews:

  • Submissions for book reviews are on-going with an expected response time of 1-3 months.

  • In your cover letter, please include the book title, author, publisher, and publication date. 

  • Please include a short biography of your own work. 

  • Book reviews should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

  • We consider book reviews for small press works ONLY. We do not accept book reviews for trade publishing books or self-published books.

For the 2020 First-Book Scholarship

This scholarship is to provide financial assistance worth $250 to a writer submitting their first book. Please see the guidelines below before submitting:

  • 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.

  • Please submit your first-book manuscript (must be at least 48pgs in length, committed of identifying material) with a cover letter and bio. 

  • 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. 

  • Any genre is welcomed to apply! We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or class.