Little Red Leaves can't wait to publish more books next year! Submissions will be accepted until 10/31.
Size limit? Chapbook-length
Why the reading fee?
Because we'd like to publish as many chapbooks as possible next year. The reading fee will be used to cover paper, printing and sewing costs next year. We create our own fabrics for every chapbook we publish. This is a much more expensive process but makes the final chapbook more special. We're also offering an option to receive a free blank chapbook-sized journal (with fabric cover) for the cost of shipping (make sure your submittable address is correct!)
What kind of writing should I send?
Poetry or poetry-ish writing. Please read the Little Red Leaves online journal (http://littleredleaves.com/) before submitting a manuscript. We're an experimental bunch.
How should I format my submission?
Your manuscript should be on numbered pages, but should not include your name or any identifying information. Our editors are doing this reading blind. If you submit manuscripts with your name on any of the pages, you will be disqualified.
How long should my manuscript be?
10-15 poems. Our chapbooks are 4.25" by 5.5" so please keep this in mind. If your poems are long and large, you might want to only send 4-5. If your poems are tiny, 15 will do.
Can I include photos/drawings?
Yes. Please include it in your doc or PDF so we can get an idea of what you're thinking.
I have a cool idea on how this book can be produced, should I include it?
Yes. As much as we love just good old poetry, we love doing these books in new ways. In a cover letter, please let us know what you're thinking in terms of a final chap. But remember, no names.
Are collaborations and or translations ok?
Yes. Very Ok.
When will I hear from you?
We'll decide the 2016 lineup in January. We've been known to accept a few manuscripts during this period and keep some in a "TBD" purgatory-like state. We do this because we can't always commit to as many manuscripts as we like, but we strive to publish as much as possible!