Call for Submissions



Blue Cactus Press is now accepting submissions for full-length poetry manuscripts by women (transgender persons and gender-non-conforming persons included) residing in the Pacific Northwest. We’re particularly interested in works that delve into under-currents of the shared human experience, including depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, morality, etc. Generally, we’re on the hunt for unapologetic and daring poetry that pushes creative boundaries.

Our submission period will remain open until July 31, 2019. Accepted work will have a publication goal of Spring 2020.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions should be sent in a single document (.pdf, .docx or .doc format) in 12 point, times new roman font
  • Manuscripts should be 200 pages or less
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted, so long as you let us know where your work is already being considered
  • Please include a cover letter with the title of your manuscript, an artistic summary of the content, a short bio, and contact information

Submissions should be emailed to

By submitting your manuscript to Blue Cactus Press, you are guaranteeing its content  is your own, original work and is not plagiarized, borrowed or reproduced from other sources. 

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