Important Updates

Due to unforseen occurrences, Virgogray Press will begin the process of minimizing publication output. The decision was made after consideration of circumstances regarding the nature of our position at this time. With that, we apologize for any delay in correspondence, publication update and submission update.

Here is what this update means:

We plan to release GIllian Prew’s “In the Broken Things” on May 30, 2011. This will effectively be the final chapbook we will publish for the forseeable to time.

We do plan to release other publications in the future. with new collections by Peter Marti, Justin Blackburn, Suzi Kaplan Olmsted, Chris D’Errico and more.

We will not be accepting any manuscript or chapbook submissions for the forseeable future. Please do not inquire or send. (If you sent a manuscript submission prior to March 13, 2011, your manuscript is still under consideration for publication. We will contact you no later than Septermber 30, 2011.)

It is with the most heartfelt apologies that we will not be producing the Virgogray Press Chapbook Anthology Series. This decision was reached after careful consideration. We had a spirited run, and may print anthologies in the future, but at this time have elected to not pursue. We regretfully release the dozens of submissions by the myriads of poets and writers who sent us their work (This includes VGP Chapbook Anthologies #6 – #9 . Please accept our apologies and our sincerest gratitude for your time with our project. Indeed, we also thank everyone who has been involved in the process. As of this writing all submissions guidelines are null and all submissions are hereby released to their authors’ discretion.

Nothing. No One Nowhere. is hereby cancele.d in print.. Issue one and two are still rolling out and will be available for purchase. Beginning with issue No. 3, Nothing. No One Nowhere. will become a web entity and hub for literary and artistic review. Please bear with us as we work our way into this process.  Please visit the Nothing. No One. Nowhere website for more details (link in the sidebar to the right).

Carcinogenic Poetry shall carry on as is. Subscribers may have noticed a lag in publication, and we apologize, but Carcinogenic Poetry is still accepting submission and publishing poetry. Thank you for your continued support.

Because of the scope of this announcement and the amount of submission we receive, it was decided it would be best to release a news update on our website. If you have submitted a manuscript or to any of our publications, expect a message soon, and thank you for your patience.  Again, thanks for your continued support of Virgogray Press and the poets we publish. We’ve been on the move for over six years now and shall continue to march as long as we can, but for the moment being it seems to be a wiser decision to buckle down. Please stay with us and do expect contact soon. Thank you.

Michael Aaron Casares
Publisher, Virgogray Press

Publication & Submission Updates

Greetings and happy new year to everyone. This new year has started out wonderful with 2010 leaving us the Carcinogenic Poetry Volume One print anthology in its wake. We are at the birthing pool of yet another publication and total mischief abounds amongst Virgogray writers. I am popping in for a brief update. First of all, top line news to those concerned, Virgogray is now accepting manuscript length submissions. Please read the Submissions Page by clicking on the tab at the top of your screen. Please note, the submissions have been updated. Submissions for manuscript length collections and writing shall close on March 13, 2011.  In further news, the VGP Chapbook Anthology Series #6 and #7 are now open for submissions again through February 1, 2011. So if you have poetry or prose about peace, love or aliens, please get them to us! We have a few publications soon to be released, including our inaugural Nothing. No One. Nowhere.  the publication release has been moved to the 18th. Issue 1 of Nothing. No One Nowhere. is packed with literary prose, poetry, flash fiction, and contains reviews and an interview with artist, Zara Kand. Look for new releases by Gillian Prew and Kevin Reid,as well. And lastly, be sure to catch us live at any event. Virgogray authors are active in readings and books signings. In March, several Virgogray authors shall converge in Las Vegas for the Spring Fling Book Fair. Justin Blackburn & myself are also frequently involved in readings and various mediums. The Austin International Poetry Festival is also around the corner. I should expect Virgogray will be there. Literacy abounds.

Coming January 2011: Nothing No One Nowhere

We will be releasing a new publication of poetry and prose next year and are now accepting submissions. Nothing No One Nowhere will be published quarterly in print edition and will be edited by Amelia Hoff. Submissions will close on December 1st, 2010 or when the issue is full. These are the general guidelines:

You may submit up to five pieces of poetry or short prose/flash fiction or up to the total of 5 pages.

Short stories, fiction, plays, and interviews may be submitted with a length of up to 10 pages.

Reviews maybe submitted with a length up to 2 pages per review. You may submit up to three reviews.

Public Forum/Polemics- This is a segment of the magazine dedicate to allowing the voice of public concern, thought or question to be expressed. Community to world wide, this space is open for your truth.

Art maybe sent in .jpeg format. Do not send .zip or like format. You may send a minimum of 4 images and up to 10 images. The work you submit may not previously appear in any print or internet media.

Please do not send genre writing: science fiction, fantasy, etc.

If there is a format of writing you wish to submit not included above, you may contact and inquire.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS.

YOU MAY SUBMIT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK, however, they must be older than one year from the publication date of the Nothing No One Nowhere issue you wish your work to appear in. Please include publishing history in your cover letter.

Please indicate what type of writing you are submitting (i.e. fiction, short story, public forum, etc.)

There may be up to a three month waiting period; please consider this when submitting.

Submissions must be marked: Nothing No One Nowhere Submission or NNN-submission

Please include your mailing address and a bio spit not to exceed three lines.

All submissions should be sent by e-mail in the body of the draft to: vgp_sa@yahoo.com.

Please follow these guidelines and please acknowledge all previous publication no matter what the circumstance.

There is no payment for publication in Nothing No One Nowhere, though we are hoping to provide monetary compensation to our contributors in the future. However, any creator featured in Nothing No One Nowhere will receive one contributor copy.

Advertise in Nothing No One Nowhere

We will reserve a limited amount of retail space for you to advertise your latest work or your business. All adds must be black and white or grayscale. Ads must be sent in .jpeg format or .gif format and must be print ready. We use laser printers so the detail of your ad will display. These are the ad rates:

Whole Page: Height 7.88” Width 5”                              $60

Half Page Square: Height 5” Width 3.88”                      $40

Quarter Page Tall: Height 3.88” Width 2.5”                   $20

Quarter Page Long: Height 2” Width 5”                        $20

1/8 Page Square: Height 2” Width 2.5”                        $10

Payment options may be discussed in correspondence.

Mark your email: NNN-ad

Ad inclusion ends December 1, 2010. No exceptions.