ASP is NOT currently open for unsolicited manuscript submissions.
The ASP Bulletin is open for submissions on August 25th for its Fall issue. This issue will focus on the theme of locality.
We are seeking pieces of poetry and prose of any genre that explore places where the author is by definition a local or feels a strong sense, for better or worse, of locality. Such places might range from hometowns to ancestral homes, summer camps, bedrooms, psychological states, sites of detention, and anything else which might fit within an elastic sense of locality. Creativity in defining "locality" is encouraged.
On the first page of your submission please include your name, email, the title of the piece(s), a word count (for each piece), and a brief author bio. Additionally, please include the place on which your piece focuses – this will be included in the issue under the title.
While previously published work will not be given top consideration we do accept it. If you are submitting previously published work, please include the date and place of publication in your submission.
We are not at this time able to pay for work, but we do not charge a submission fee. All published authors will be invited to read their work at a post-publication Zoom reading in the month of November. ALL rights to author's work remain with the author.
Poetry: We welcome poetry in any genre – in form or formless, lyrical or mathematical, original or translated (with permission) – so long as it is 50 lines or under. A poet may submit up to three (3) poems for consideration.
Prose: We welcome prose in all its various forms so long as it is under 1,500 words. An author may submit up to two (2) pieces of prose for consideration.
Other: We are open to considering works written for the stage, multimedia works, and works which utilize techniques from multiple genres. We ask that no submissions be over 1,500 words. If you are submitting in the category of “other,” please include a cover letter explaining any special formatting for the piece.
Art: If you would like to include art with your piece or would like a piece of art published in The Bulletin, please send it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on who will be reading submissions, please visit our masthead