Blue Cactus Press’ 2020 submission period is now open.

We’re on the hunt for full-length non-fiction (poetry and essays included) and fiction manuscripts by Women of color (transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals included). We’re particularly interested in works that inspire dialogue about the undercurrents of the shared human experience.

Please include a cover letter with your manuscript, addressing how your work connects to our mission statement and/or themes you see in our collected body of work. Send your cover letter and manuscript to bluecactuspress (at) gmail (dot) com.

*Manuscripts should be sent in Microsoft word (.doc or .docx) format, in 12 point, Times New Roman font. For prose, please ensure your work is double-spaced. For poetry, please send your work spaced/placed as it is intended to be read on the page.

Our submission period will remain open until July 1, 2020, and submitted manuscripts will be considered for 2021 and 2022 publication. Please know that we will try our best to respond to personally respond to your submission within three months of receiving your work. However, depending on the volume of submissions, we may not be able to.

Lastly, we can’t wait to read your work, so just send it. Open your email, attach the files, and press the damn button.

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