Carcinogenic Poetry Accepting Submissions

Carcinogenic Poetry is a brand new poetry blog publishing poems of the absurd, non traditional and new thought writing as well. The truth is to lies like cancer, and with this fact in mind, Carcinogenic strives to bring voices that radiate among the independent and underground lit realm. The work at Carcinogenic Poetry speaks. Already a number of poets and writers have lined up to share their work in a presentation of indiscriminate creativity and truth.


 Some poets who’ve been featured at Carcinogenic Poety:

Peycho Kanev

A.J. Kaufmann

Carly Bryson

Holly Jaffe

Kevin Reid

Richard Fein

Michael McAloran

Howie Good

Si Philbrook

Michael Lee Johnson 

There is more  great work to come from Carcinogenic Poetry. If you’d like to share your work, please send an e-mail to michael (dot) aaron (dot) casares (at) gmail (dot) com. You may send up to five poems in the body of your email. Please include a two to three line bio. You may submit previously published work, but you must inform us of where this work has previously appeared. Simultaneous submissions are fine as well, but please let us know immediately when any work in submission has been accepted for publication by another entity. Authors and poets keep all rights to their work, but Virgogray Press & Carcinogenic Poetry reserve the right to archive your work and use in future print editions and/or publications. At Carcinogenic Poetry, we are not concerned with your publishing history or acquired degrees, we just want the stuff you believe in.


Other Publishing Opportunities

Though Virgogray Press is closed to chapbook manuscript submissions for the time being, we are still accepting submissions of work for the above mentioned, Carcinogenic Poetry, and our Virgogray Press Chapbook Anthologies. The VGP Chapbook Anthology Series has a new publication scheduled for release in the first months of 2010 called “America Remember” and is an anthology of poetry about the philosophies and ideas that founded the United States of America. If you have poetry or prose or polemics in this vein, you are welcome to submit your work to Virgogray Press. Those accepted for publication will receive two contributors copies. Unfortunately we cannot offer monetary payment for the publication of author’s work. Work considered for publication in any of the Virgogray Chapbook Anthologies must be previously unpublished and simultaneous submissions are discouraged! The new deadline for “America Remembered” is January 22, 2010 so please send in your work soon!

Virgogray Press Chapbook Anthologies are released quarterly and collect poems thematically calculated to fit the vision of the issue. The next anthologies will have the theme of “mothers” so prepare your poetry and prose and get it over to us.

If you’ve read or purchased any of our previous anthologies, you know it is a collection of voices that has no bias to style or development, but ring through with a clarity that originates with the gifts of the creative. Submit to the Virgogray Press Chapbook Anthologies… “America Remembered” is waiting to hear you.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year

I would like to thank everyone who participated and worked with VGP this past year. Thanks to all those who sent in their work and who continued to have faith in what this press is doing and what we stand for. Virgogray Press began as a mission to give voice not only to the voiceless artist, but those without “scholastic honor” or “marketable favor” and as a result incredible things have happened and we’ve experienced poetry rich with the soul.

This year has seen many steps forward in this manner from the release of solo artist’ work via the chapbook to  the work of several voices as one in our chapbook anthologies; Virgogray Press is proud to share these independent voices with the world of underground literature and independent publishing, and thankful for the opportunity.

Next year we look forward to working with many more poets and artists and publishing many new works from authors establishing themselves among the net fields and beyond. Virgogray Press is also looking forward to expansion beyond the net-world into the physical with publications being available for purchase in locations around Austin, TX and, with luck, globally, too. We look forward to an active role in the writing community.

2010 will also see updates from Over Your Radar Culture Review as well as a continued stream of poetry and literature from Carcinogenic Poetry. Get involved with Virgogray Press. There are several ways to share your art and your voice with the world and Virgogray is simply one way to do that.


In 2010 look for these titles from Virgogray Press:

Dreaming Quick by Brendan Kirk

Mind Static Vol. 1 by Anne McMillen

Mind Static Vol. 2 by Anne McMillen

Storms at the Edge by Gail Gray

Bliss Hangover by Donna Snyder

Mostly Spinach by Joseph Goosey

and many more!

As a way to kick off the new year, VGP will be offering readers a free chapbook when they purchase two chapbooks at regular price! Visit our online store at and type in the title of the chap you’d like for free when you purchase two chaps. This offer is valid January 1, 2010 through January 22, 2010 so stop on by and browse our expanded library and pick up a copy soon!

Carcinogenic Poetry & Over Your Radar Culture Review

In case you were not aware, Virgogray Press has two online journals for the poet and the writer.  Carcinogenic Poetry is a brand new online poetry blog from Virgogray Press.  Carcinogenic is now open to submissions and will begin publishing in December 2009/ January 2010. Carcinogenic is a platform for writers who would like to have their poetry read by an ever expanding audience and have work they would like considered that may not coincide with our anthology themes. Carcinogenic will be published on a rolling basis. There is a plan for a print version of Carcinogenic Poetry. We’re looking for honest, gut wrenching and genuine quality work for this publication. The motto at Carcinogenic Poetry is: “The truth is to lies like cancer.” You can visit Carcinogenic Poetry by clicking on the link to the right of this article, but we will not begin posting until later this year.

Over Your Radar Culture Review has been open to the reading public for some months now and is a place where readers and writers can learn a little bit about what’s out there in the world of independent releases. OYR focuses mainly on chapbooks, but will tackle music, books and videos as well. We are actively looking for new reviews of the best independent work. If you are a writer with an opinion on something you may have read, seen or listened to and have written a review for it, you are welcome to send it to OYR at Virgogray Press. To visit Over Your Radar Culture Review please click on the link to the right.

To learn how to get your work published in either of these online journals & for formal guidelines, please click on the submissions tab at the top of the page.