We are interested in language that is elegant and provocative; poetry that informs and engages us in broader cultural conversations.

Rights and Guidelines

We seek unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are ok, just let us know your manuscript is under consideration by more than one publisher. Payment is publication and author copies.

Chapbook Submissions

Our Spring 2018 open reading period is underway! Please submit chapbook length manuscripts to be considered for publication February 1st through March 31st. Our mission is to foster and support writers of color and promote equity by means of diversity in literary publishing.

Manuscripts of 18–30 pages are accepted and must include author’s name, contact information, and acknowledgments page. Please title your document in the following format: Title_FirstName_LastName. Example: Cloud Haze_Sherry_Moore. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please inform us if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. There is a $5 reading fee payable via our submission form. Please follow all guidelines to guarantee consideration.

The Shared Dream Chapbook Contest!

The submission period for The Shared Dream Chapbook Contest is now closed. The final judge will be Poet and Professor Janine Joseph, the author of Driving without a License (Alice James Books, 2016) winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize. The winning manuscript will be announced February 2018 and the author will receive publication and a prize of $250.