NOTE: Submissions are currently closed.
Carrion Bloom Books – 2023 Open Reading
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.