Pigasus in Skulls
Bring on the chapbooks! https://belly.submittable.com/submit
12-28 pages, all genres considered. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please see our full guidelines!
Each book will be produced in open edition with artwork solicited or designed in-house. All chaps are bound by hand.
Porkbelly Press is a feminist press open to work by all. We’re queer-friendly, and encourage works from authors&poets all along the identity spectrum.
art inspired by Emily, in process (artist: Nicci Mechler)
December (1830) is the month in which both Emily Dickinson and Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson were born. For that reason, we’ve decided to read for the anthology (mostly) in December. Dec 5, 2014 – Jan 5, 2015.
Emily is a collection of poetry&prose inspired by the works, life, and letters of Emily Dickinson. The anthology is to be split into several sections, each loosely clustered around one of the major themes&image in her works. We’re looking for all kinds of work for this anthology, be it poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, artwork, doodles, notes, short critical essays, illustrated narratives, comics, or illustrations. Full guidelines can be found on our Anthologies page.
- 3 to 5 poems (no more than 10 pages)
- 3 micro & flash fictions (no more than 1,500 words total)
- personal essay & excerpts no longer than 2,000 words
- short essays (no more than 2,000 words)
- up to 5 artworks, illustrations, comic pages, scans of notes/sketches, photos (JPGs)
We request FNASR & the right to archive your work on our SW or PP website (Archival Rights).
Payment is made in one limited edition copy of the resulting anthology.
If you have a website, and would like it linked, we’ll do so from the contributor section of our site, along with a bio.
(listed at Duotrope)
Porkbelly Press seeks samplings of poems and micro fictions from poets & writers around the world. We’re reading poetical offerings of 8 to 10 pages (multiple pieces or a one or two long poems), or 8 to 10 pages of micro-prose (no more than 75 words each). Pieces should be linked in some way (theme, voice, image, place, etc).
Submission period: now through September 1.
We look for evocative work loaded with vivid image or sound, voices full of fierce attitude or lyric quality. We prefer free verse poems, love prose poems, and will consider both lyric and narrative. We’d be delighted to see some modern American haiku as well.
We’ll produce each chapbook in a handbound open edition. We may also release a special edition with hand altered covers, but the exact format will be determined at press time. (We’re also toying with the idea of sculptural covers.) For samples of our work, please see the current catalog: Porkbelly Press at Wicked Little Heart.
In addition to our regular size chaps, we’d like to offer these small works to introduce readers to a variety of poets and writers—a little something to give folks a taste of your voice.
We prefer that a piece or two be unpublished, but do not require it.
Requirements for Submission
- 8-10 pages of poetry, prose poetry, micro fiction, or micro creative nonfiction. .doc, .docx, and .rtf accepted.
- Short bio including blog or website link (if applicable) and any books or chaps currently available.
- Dedication & acknowledgements do not count against page total. Table of contents is not necessary.
We read via Submittable and you can find us at Duotrope, should you wish to report your submission.
Payment for Accepted Works
10 copies of your micro chapbook (paper covers) or 3 if we do a sculptural cover. (We’ve got bookbinders & artists on staff, and we like to leave ourselves open to inspiration.) 30% discount on additional author copies.