Pub House Books accepts singular or simultaneous submissions of previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and visual art. We are always on the hunt for great writing and artwork! Please note that Submittable is now Pub House Books' only method for receiving submissions.

Before submitting to Pub House Books, please review the genre-specific submission instructions below. Please note that for all submissions, you must include a mailing address and short bio with your submission. A submission lacking a mailing address and bio will be considered incomplete.

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All art will be considered for the Chapbook Series and May issue of Gravitas.

VISUAL ART

  • Send up to five photos, paintings, digital art, etc. for 6x9 print cover.
  • Include an artist’s statement. It will be published in the acknowledgement section of the anthology.

Images (jpeg or tiff) must have a resolution of at least 300 DPI. 


 

     See the art from previous issues here!

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Gravitas is published in print, tri-annually, in January, May, and September.

We do not receive funding from any governing bodies or councils, which affords us the opportunity to resist trends and publish poems on merit alone. Consequently, we are unable to pay authors for poems accepted. Our contributors are compensated with a .pdf copy of the journal.
 

  • Please submit up to 6 poems.
  • Cover letters are not read, do not include one.
  • Format your .doc file in 12-pt Times New Roman, one poem per page.
  • We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere.


Our response time is currently one to three months.

We at Gravitas love hearing that you appreciate the comments we offer, but unfortunately, given the volume of submissions we get, we can’t respond to further emails or inquiries.

Thank you for your interest in Gravitas. We look forward to reading your poems. 


Check out Volume 19 Issue 2 here!

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Reading Period: March 1st, 2020 - December 31st, 2020

Guidelines:

  • Work must be previously unpublished as a whole (individual poem publication is okay). 
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you inform us immediately if the chapbook has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • All individual poems will be considered for publication.
  • Manuscripts can be anywhere from 14 – 36 pages in length.
  • Collaborations and translations are welcome as long as the submitting author has the rights to the work. For translations, please send only the English version.
  • Multiple submissions are permitted.
  • Begin the manuscript with a title page and a table of contents.
  • 12pt, Times New Roman, Single Spaced, Standard Manuscript Formatting
  • Poets receive two author copies of published manuscripts (additional author copies may be purchased at cost+shipping)

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Pub House Books: Chapbook Series. We look forward to reading your poems. 

Check out our previous chapbook publications here!

Pub House Books has a commitment to quality and originality. We pride ourselves in working closely with our authors to get the most out of every book.

We keep our list select so that we can provide the editorial support and promotional activities necessary.  

We receive a large amount of submissions a year so it is impossible for us to answer enquiries individually, but our ethos is to take our time over unsolicited manuscripts and to champion first time authors. We aim to respond within 4-6 months and cannot offer individual feedback. We regret that we cannot process submissions that do not follow the  guidelines set out on the submission form, so please read carefully.

Poetry Manuscript Guidelines

  • Length:  80-100 pages 
  • Title Page, Table of Contents, Spaced as Printed, Single Poem Per Page, 12-pt font, Times New Roman
  • Acknowledgements for any previously published poems
  • We will sometimes offer feedback, but authors should not expect it.

Please note: This is NOT a CONTEST entry. It is for publication consideration ONLY.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us promptly if a manuscript has been accepted by another publication.

Thank you for your interest in Pub House Books. We look forward to reading your submission. 

Pub House Books has a commitment to quality and originality. We pride ourselves in working closely with our authors to get the most out of every book.

We keep our list select so that we can provide the editorial support and promotional activities necessary.  

We receive a large amount of submissions a year so it is impossible for us to answer enquiries individually, but our ethos is to take our time over unsolicited manuscripts and to champion first time authors. We aim to respond within 4-6 months and cannot offer individual feedback. We regret that we cannot process submissions that do not follow the  guidelines set out on the submission form, so please read carefully.

We focus on representing writers with contemporary fiction including short-story collections. Unfortunately we do not accept anything outside of this, including historical fiction, children’s books, travel writing, picture books, or dramatic works (this means film,  television, radio or theatre).

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us promptly if a manuscript has been accepted by another publication.

Thank you for your interest in Pub House Books. We look forward to reading your submission. 

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