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Our subs are currently closed for 2021. Thanks to those who submitted this year.


Carrion Bloom Books – 2022 Open Reading Period

We expect to open for submissions in Summer 2022 -- Our previous call is copied below, but some details are subject to change.

We are reading for manuscripts of roughly 20 to 50 pages. We’re open to poetry, prose, hybrid works, and writing with visual elements.

We’re also very open to translated works of any genre. Please include the original work and translation if possible.

There is no reading fee, and we do currently pay our authors a percentage of each copy sold.

Our chapbooks are handmade in small limited editions. The physical design and layout of the book will be created to suit the project. You can see Paul Cunningham’s The Inmost for an example of our general style.

We admire work of all genres which might be described as: feminist, grotesque, ecologically resonant, too much, formally experimental, visually acoustic, radically embodied, transnational, or surreal (an incomplete list).

Simultaneous submissions are allowed as long as you keep us in the loop. One submission per author per reading period.

Submissions should be emailed as attachments to carrionbloombooks (at) gmail (dot) com as either a pdf or word doc. Please include a bio (for author and translator where applicable) and a cover letter in the body of the email. Please, include an all-caps SUBMISSION in your email's subject line.

Let us know if you have any questions.