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Carrion Bloom Books – 2023 Open Reading Period

02/01/23 – 05/04/23

We are reading for manuscripts of up to 40ish pages. We’re open to fiction, poetry, hybrid works, and writing with visual elements, and we are open to translated writing of any genre.

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

Our chapbooks are handmade in small limited editions (50 – 70 copies). The physical design and layout of the book will be created to suit the project. We’re open to your ideas about projects that push outside the bounds of the codex form.

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). For an idea of the kind of work we like, look at the books we’ve published (each book has at least one image that you can magnify to read a page or two, you can also request free digital copies of our first four books via email).

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.