Only categories currently accepting submissions are shown below.

ARCHIVE/PURGE POLICY: Please note, we delete all submissions from the database after two years. Maintain your own records as needed. We believe this is in the best interest of writers.

Do you want to create and edit your own anthology for BWP? Submit your idea and proposed process here (show us you know how it works) as well as a resume. Editor will be paid in royalties, copies, and swag. 

Please note, an anthology means the work of multiple authors. Single author collections will not be considered.

Looking for good young adult writing that turns pages--but romance is not necessary.

Please only submit if you are familiar with the current young adult market, actively participate in organizations such as SCBWI, attend conferences, and/or are you have an active social media presence in the genre.

Submit traditional queries only. We will request partials for anything interesting.

For publication on the website only...

Important Guidelines:

500-800 words

You must not personally know the poet. It is ok if you have met them somewhere, but not ok if you have had them over to your place for dinner or if they are married to your sister,

You cannot quote more than 20 lines from the book

Submit your poetry or fiction chapbook and purchase one of ours (free shipping!) in one step (please include your address on the cover letter) for a limited time. Please email for international orders at

(If you want to submit without purchase, email to request the submission mailing address. )

Poetry Guidelines

Must be 20-40 pages long. Open to anyone, but very selective.  Authors must be willing to promote their work with pride and be open to revision.  Should be published previously in at least one literary journal.

Fiction Guidelines

Fiction chapbooks must be more than one story or flash piece and less than 40 pages long.

The online purchase requirement serves two purposes: 1) to prevent too many low-quality submissions.  We want to read everything and sometimes if you don't charge any fee, people send you work that is not quite ready.  This is known as the "what the hell" strategy. 2) If you write poetry, you should support poets and poetry publishers. We all need it.

You can also send your manuscript snail mail for now with no purchase or fee.  Email for the address.

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