Submissions

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Contribute Your Work to Virgogray Press

Thank you for considering Virgogray Press for the publication of your work. At Virgogray, we take great pride in what we do and the vision of the artist and the fruit of finished projects. Promoting poetry, literacy and literature is a facet of the publishing business we are grateful to participate in. Forming community among artists and readers is what sharing your work is all about and the writers at Virgogray reflect that. We look forward to reading your work and seeing what you have to offer the world.

 

 


 

There are 4 different publications to submit your work. When sending, please specify which publication you are submitting. Unspecified submissions will be discarded. Thank you.

 

SUBMIT TO THE NEW TEXAS POETRY ANTHOLOGY

Virgogray Press is now looking for poetry for a new print anthology featuring the poets of the great state of Texas. Virgogray Press has long called Texas home, proudly publishing out of central Texas, specifically Austin and its roots stretching down the I-35 corridor. To celebrate its state of origin, we are now looking for work produced specifically from poets and writers living in Texas.

Texas is a diverse state, and as such has a diverse community of writers. As a participant, and in some cases a facilitator, of  public events (see The Austin Salon Poetic, a poetry reading that transpired in downtown Austin proper for a period of three years or so), we know first hand poets range from traditional, to spoken word, to slam style writing with topics from pastoral to political, science fiction to erotic—all sides of the poetic spectrum are welcome. With this in mind, we’d like poets to submit any style and topic of work they feel best represents who they are as a writer. The only catch is the writer must currently reside in the state of Texas. We are looking for quality, so send your best work.

We do not have a release date set, though a safe bet is we’re looking around Spring/Summer 2018. The anthology is yet to be titled. We will release more detail in the coming weeks, but here is submission information for those interested.

 

General Guidelines for the Texas Poetry Anthology

  • Reading period: October 2nd, 2017 – January 1, 2018
  • Send a minimum of 5 poems and a maximum of 8 poems.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • No previously published work will be accepted
  • Send 50 word bio.
  • Send mailing address and contact info.
  • ATTACH poems w/name and address in (.DOC) file.
  • Mark subject line: Texas Poetry / (last name)
  • Poet must currently reside in the state of Texas, USA.
  • Email to: virgograypress (at) gmail (dot) com

 

All poets whose work is accepted for publication will receive a copy of the anthology, and will be able to acquire more copies at a discounted rate, as well as receive the VGP Authors’ Discount which may be used to purchase any other title in our catalog.

We look forward to reading all the great work from our neighbors and family in the great state of Texas! Have a great week.

 

 

SUBMIT TO CARCINOGENIC POETRY

Carcinogenic Poetry is Virgogray Press’ longest standing periodical and is published online since 2009. Carcinogenic Poetry publishes on a rolling basis, and anthologizes annually. Carcinogenic Poetry is looking for poetry from writers from all walks of life. We are open to all types of verse, as long as it is filled with passion and truth. At Carcinogenic Poetry we believe THE TRUTH IS TO LIES LIKE CANCER, and we are looking for the poetry that is the vehicle of truth for that poet and their work.

There is no payment for publication in Carcinogenic Poetry. Writer’s whose work is accepted for publication can receive a discount on the anthology in which their work appears.  Writers may also be subject to receiving the VGP Author’s Discount when purchasing other Virgogray Press titles. 

Carcinogenic Poetry Submission Guidelines

  • Send up to 5 poems.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Previously published work is accepted but
    – must be acknowledged at time of submission
    – cannot be submitted within 1 year of previous publication
  • Send 50 word bio.
  • Send mailing address and contact info.
  • ATTACH poems w/name and address in (.DOC) file.
  • Mark subject line: Carcinogenic Poetry / (last name)
  • Email to: virgograypress (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Poets may only submit once per 6 months if published

Carcinogenic Poetry and Virgogray Press receive first time North American publishing rights at time of publication, after which, all rights revert back to the poet. The poet understands that Carcinogenic Poetry reserves the right to anthologize, archive, or share their work in the future as representative of Carcinogenic Poetry and Virgogray Press whether by promotion, through social media or for other purposes and at other venues. These terms are subject to change. 

 

SUBMIT TO THE VGP LITERATE

The VGP Literate publishes new poetry and is featured on the Virgogray Press blog. At The VGP Literate readers can expect to read thought-provoking and engaging work. We are seeking writers of the literary underground. Independents, share your voice. Spread your word. 

There is no payment for publication in The VGP Literate. Writer’s whose work is accepted for publication can receive a discount on the anthology in which their work appears.  Writers may also be subject to receiving the VGP Author’s Discount when purchasing other Virgogray Press titles. 

The VGP Literate Submission Guidelines

  • Send up to 2 poems.
  • No simultaneous submissions,
  • No previously published work.
  • Send 50 word bio.
  • Send mailing address and contact info.
  • Include all in body of e-mail.
  • Mark subject line: The VGP Literate / (last name)
  • Email to: virgograypress (at) gmail (dot) com

The VGP Literate and Virgogray Press receive first time North American publishing rights at time of publication, after which, all rights revert back to the poet. The poet understands that the VGP Literate reserves the right to anthologize, archive, or share their work in the future as representative of The VGP Literate and Virgogray Press whether by promotion, through social media or for other purposes and at other venues. These terms are subject to change.

 

SUBMIT TO THE CARCINOGENIC POETRY REVIEW

The Carcinogenic Poetry Review is currently seeking submissions of poetry from writers of the continental United States. The Carcinogenic Poetry Review, like its online counterpart is looking for poetry that drives from the truth of the soul, and seeks to encapsulate it in a quarterly print publication. The CP Review is also seeking artwork for inclusion, and is interested in black and white, or gray-scaled images, including photography, digital, traditional (paint/pencil/etc.), and more. Do you create visual poetry? Send that and we’ll take it under consideration. Again, all submissions should be sent from writers and artists residing in the continental United States of America. 

Published writers will receive one copy in which their work appears and receive a discount on additional copies, as well as a subscription discount to the Carcinogenic Poetry Review. Writers may also be subject to receiving the VGP Author’s Discount when purchasing other Virgogray Press titles. 

The Carcinogenic Poetry Review Submission Guidelines

Poetry

  • Send up to 5 poems.
  • No simultaneous submissions,
  • No previously published work.
  • Send 50 word bio.
  • Send mailing address and contact info.
  • ATTACH poems w/name and address in (.DOC) file.
  • Mark subject line: CPR / (last name)
  • Poet must reside in continental U.S.A.
  • Email to: virgograypress (at) gmail (dot) com

Illustrations/Photography

  • Send up to 10 photos or art pieces.
  • All work must be black and white or have a gray scale finish.
  • Attach as a .JPEG. 
  • Send high resolution images (300 dpi).
  • No .ZIP files. 
  • No previously published work.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Send 50 word bio.
  • Send mailing address and contact info.
  • Include all in the body of e-mail.
  • Mark subject line: CPR / (last name)
  • Artist must reside in continental U.S.A.
  • E-mail to: virgograypress (at) gmail (dot) com

The Carcinogenic Poetry Review and Virgogray Press receive first time North American publishing rights at time of publication, after which, all rights revert back to the poet. The poet understands that Virgogray Press reserves the right to archive, or share their work in the future as representative of The Carcinogenic Poetry Review and Virgogray Press whether by promotion, through social media or for other purposes and at other venues. These terms are subject to change. 

 

REVIEW OUR BOOKS

Virgogray Press is currently seeking credited writers to read and review our work. We are open to all types of critique and review. Those interested in reviewing our titles will receive a free .pdf file via e-mail. Should VGP decide to publish your review on our website, we will send you a copy of the title you reviewed. We cannot offer monetary pay, but do hope to gain a perspective from the literary world and our peers. The following is a list of books currently available for review:


NO FEAR
by Doctori Sadisco

In the Broken Things by Gillian Prew
Vegas Implosions by Chris D’Errico
By the Banks of the Ajoy Jaideb Vanishes into the Blue by Subhankar Das
Elektra’s Mouth by Suzi Kaplan Olmsted
Elephants I Didn’t Ride by Peter Marti
Sinister Splashplay by David S. Pointer
Ministry of Kybosh by Chris D’Errico
Beneath our Feet by Mary Harrison

Please enclose a cover letter, brief bio and physical mailing address. Let us know which title you are interested in reviewing. There is a limit of two titles per submission. We look forward to hearing from those interested in dissecting the art of writing, an effort to grow the layers of understanding in the literature we present.

E-mail: virgograypress (at) gmail (dot) com
Subject: (bookreview/lastname) 

 

 

VIRGOGRAY PRESS IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED FULL-LENGTH POETRY MANUSCRIPTS. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST.

 

 


* All material submitted and selected for publication may be subject to editing and/or additional changes. You understand that by submitting and/or engaging Virgogray Press and its representatives in the submission process that, should your work be accepted for publication, your work is subject to reprint and/or archive. All authors retain rights to their work; further consultation is considered during the publication process. Please allow 3-4 months for response. While we strive to reply to every submission, sometimes we are unable to; if there is no response after 4 months from date of e-mail, the author should assume their work was not accepted for publication. Thank you again for your interest.

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5 Replies to “Submissions”

  1. Nifty and Sixty

    Sometimes I miss my old grandfather,
    For he was always there to bother.
    He’d walk with me ’til he was pooped
    And talk with me – out on the stoop.
    There was nothing he didn’t know –
    A book of knowledge from head to toe.
    He was sometimes stern and sometimes funny,
    But he always got me feeling sunny.
    If ever a grandchild climbs on my knee,
    I hope I’m the grandpa he’d like me to be.

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