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Announcing Slope Editions' 2016 Open Reading Period!

Slope Editions is accepting full-length poetry manuscripts for its 2016 Open Reading Period from August 15th until September 5th. The chosen manuscript will be announced in the fall of 2016 and published in 2017 by Slope Editions. Visit our Submittable page to submit: The poet whose manuscript is chosen will receive 30 copies of their book. We especially encourage submissions from poets of color, women, and LGBTQ poets.

Details and Guidelines:

Eligibility: Any American poet/translator writing in English is eligible, unless that person has a close personal or professional relationship with any Slope Editions staff members. Any manuscript that has appeared or is forthcoming as a printed book, e-book, or chapbook will NOT be considered. We will not be reading these manuscripts blind—no need to remove names or contact information.

Electronic Submission Guidelines: 40 to 90 pages as formatted in standard 8 &½” by 11” MS Word or PDF document submitted through Submittable. Please include a title page with book title, a table of contents, and (if applicable) an acknowledgements page with the manuscript.

Paper Submission Guidelines: We will not accept any paper submissions during this open reading period. If you have extenuating circumstances which prevent digital submission, contact

Entry Fee: $5, paid via Submittable.

Deadline: September 5th, 2016. All deadlines Eastern Standard Time.

Revisions: Slope Editions will only accept minimal edits on the chosen manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.

Entrants to the Slope Editions Open Reading Period may also be considered for additional Slope Editions publications.  Entrants being considered for these publications will be notified. We offer sincere thanks to all entrants and readers for supporting Slope Editions and small press poetry.

We can't wait to read your work!