Submit to GASHER
GASHER accepts submissions bi-annually for our online journal and once a year for our themed print anthology.
We accept submissions through our Submittable page please, do not email us your submissions.
Guidelines for all publishing, prizes, and opportunities can be found below:
For the issue: Poetry and Prose
We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Once work is submitted, it can not be revised or edited. Please do not email revised versions of the original works or attach revisions to your submission on Submittable. We will not consider it.
Work must be unpublished.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.
For Poetry: please submit up to 4 poems (maximum 8 pages).
For Prose: please submit micro, flash, and short stories/essays between 100-3,000 words (no more than 4 pieces totaling 3,000 words. Each piece must have a minimum of 100 words).
For the issue: Visual Art
Please note, we are no longer accepting submissions for visual art. Gasher solicits all visual art for the journal.
Additional Opportunities with Gasher
Reader Internships: CLOSED
Gasher Journal offers year-long positions as a reader for our online publication! Please note, this is an unpaid position. The internship is open for both students and non-students, established and emerging writers who are over the age of 18.
Reading and voting on assigned genre's submissions for 4 online issues of Gasher within set deadlines.
Communication with the editor(s) regarding final selections.
Editing/formatting of selected pieces.
Book Reviews: CLOSED
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 $35 per published review.
To become a member of our review team, please submit the following application via email: Reviews.Gasher@gmail.com
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 Remigius Recchia at Reviews.Gasher@gmail.com.
Writers Submission Fee Fund: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
The Writers Submission Fee Fund helps writers in need afford the cost of journal submissions, which has become an alarming new trend in digital publishing. Gasher distributes submission fee grants of $35 every quarter to as many writers as we can afford for that period. Please read the directions below before applying:
Grant recipients are selected randomly with a lottery application every quarter beginning in February.
When submitting, include ONLY your name, address, and email address. Do not include any notes or messages in your submissions OR any writing samples.
You may only apply once a cycle. All additional submissions will be disqualified.
You must be 18 years old to apply and be residing in the US.
The Bennett Nieberg Transpoetic Broadside Prize:
This prize is reserved for writers who identify as a trans writer. This may include those who identify as non-binary, genderqueer, agender, trans-masc, trans-femme, bigender, two spirit, gender fluid, or intersex people.
Writers cannot yet have published a full-length book of any genre (chapbooks and self-publishing okay).
Submit ONLY 1 unpublished poem on any subject/theme with a brief author bio.
Do not include any identifying information on the document of the poem.
Limit one submission per writer. You may not edit your piece after its submission. Do not withdraw a submission in order to resubmit. We will disqualify all duplicate submissions.
Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please withdraw your submission if it is accepted elsewhere.