Gertrude Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT GERTRUDE PRESS IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS OF ANY KIND. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER ON!


For Gertrude, the annual literary arts journal of Gertrude Press:

Gertrude accepts manuscripts from new and established writers and artists. Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific and we welcome writers and artists from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions with notification. We do not accept previously published work. Please note that we do not publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual competition, which is open from September 15th through May 15th.

The journal is published twice yearly, so poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions will be accepted from July 1st through November 15th and from February 1st through May 15th. Response time is nine to twelve months and varies based on when the submission was received. 

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