Submit to GASHER

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

 

We accept submissions through our Submittable page: https://gasherjournal.submittable.com/submit please, do not email us your submissions.

                           

 

Further guidelines can be found below:

 

 

For the issue: Poetry and Prose 

  • 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  • Work must be unpublished.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 the issue: Visual Art/Visual Poetry

Please email your submissions to Gasherjournal@gmail.com with the following guidelines:

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

  • Work must be unpublished. We do not accept work that has been previously published.

  • We are seeking submissions that represent a cohesive collection rather than a sampling of the artist's full body of work.

  • 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 6 pieces of art.

For chapbooks: SUBMISSIONS FOR CHAPBOOKS OPEN IN SPRING

  • The chapbook prize includes 10 free copies and $150 prize.

  • 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 

  • Please, keep in mind, our books are typically printed in 5x7 size, so do consider how your poems are currently formatted and adjust accordingly.  

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

  • We do not pay royalties for chapbooks. 

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

For full-length poetry 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 as is work from a press that is no longer in print.

  • 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.

  • Please submit as .pdf or .docx.

  • If selected, authors receive 25 free copies upon publication. We pay 40% royalties on copies sold.

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

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

  • Our books are available via our website and select independent book stores. We do not currently sell through SPD or major 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: 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: THE CURRENT CYCLE WILL DISTRIBUTE GRANTS IN FEBRUARY

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 First-Book Scholarship: SUBMISSIONS FOR 2021 HAVE CLOSED

Gasher offers two $250 scholarships to poets submitting their first full-length manuscripts.

  • Please include in the title of the submission the manuscript's title

  • 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. DO NOT  include an acknowledgments page. Those who do not remove this information from their submission will be disqualified.