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Calls for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions in all genres!

Radha Says

The final collection by award-winning poet Reetika Vazirani, published by Drunken Boat.

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Annotations of contemporary poetry edited by Lisa Russ Spaar, published by Drunken Boat.


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Sitting on some good work? We have several submissions calls in the works, including a call for our brand-new book contest in poetry! See below for ways to get your submission on.



  • Send us your work! Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and a brand new translator-focused translation section. The reading period ends May 1, 2014. For more information: https://drunkenboat.submittable.com/


  • Got a book? Forrest Gander will be judging Drunken Boat’s inaugural book contest in poetry, open to any work of poetry in English (hybrid, multi-authored, and translations into English). Winner receives publication, $500, 20 author copies, a debut reading at AWP and ads in print and online sources. Deadline isJune 25, 2014. For more information, visithttps://drunkenboat.submittable.com/submit/27945.


  • Poetry Comix & Animation Folio. Guest-edited by Michael A. Chaney andMarco Maisto. Along with short animations, we are open to static comix (especially comics poetry) as well as more dynamic, web-based and digital graphic novel constructions. Particularly for comics poetry, we are more interested in work that expresses itself as comics and poetry simultaneously, rather than work that merely illustrates a poem. We want work that makes the relationship between language and art more tense than intuitive, more associative than referentially grounded. Deadline is May 15, 2014.https://drunkenboat.submittable.com/submit/28339


  • Affrilachian Arts Folio. Guest-edited by Kalela Williams. We are looking for submissions of literary and artistic pieces created by, or inspired by, voices of color from the Appalachian region. We are especially looking for work that juxtaposes place and displacement, questioning and confronting how one shapes cultural and personal identity within a physical setting. Submissions of prose, poetry, art, or performance-based work (such as spoken word poetry) will be accepted. Deadline is May 15, 2014. Submit previous unpublished (or published in a small circulation print journal) work.https://drunkenboat.submittable.com/submit/28412


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