nw{p} is a trans* & gender-expansive poetry press. we publish new words journal three times per year, along with selected chapbooks & specialty projects. we publish work from emerging & established trans* poets. We want polished work that makes us stop mid-poem to catch our breath & linger. in addition to more traditional forms of poetry, nw{p} is a place for experimentation & hybrid process– work that mainstream journals won’t publish. ultimately, nw{p} to resides in the spectrum of life. We never charge a reading fee. Expect 4-6 weeks for a response, though it's often much faster than that. Payment for journal acceptance is $15 + one copy. please follow the guidelines exactly.

nw{p} is a trans and gender-expansive poetry and hybrid journal, but that doesn’t mean work must be related to those topics. We publish work from emerging and established trans poets all over the world. We want polished work that makes us stop mid-poem to catch our breath and linger on words; words that surprise us; words that make us catch fire. Besides more traditional forms of poetry (which we welcome), nw{p} is a place for experimentation and hybrid process– work that mainstream journals won’t publish. Ultimately we want nw{p} to reside in the spectrum of life. See issue one to get an idea of what we're interested in. We never charge a reading fee. Expect 4-6 weeks for a response, though it's often much faster than that. Payment is $15 + one copy.

General Guidelines

  • All submissions must go through Submittable.
  • We are especially interested in hybrid work including visual/art poetry.
  • All submissions should be submitted as a SINGLE document. PDF and .docx accepted formats.
  • File name should be: Submission-[Genre]. Do not include your name in the submission or file name.
  • Simultaneous submission accepted. Please notify us right away if work is submitted elsewhere.
  • Reprints accepted. Please indicate where the work was originally printed so we may provide credit.
  • Contributors receive $15 (Venmo, cashapp only) + one copy.
  • Please do not submit AI works.
  • We reserve First Rights. All rights revert back to author upon publication. However, future publications/postings of the work should credit new words {press}.


 

POETRY
  Up to 3 poems
  No more than 8 pages total.


EXPERIMENATAL
  Up to 3 poems
  No more than 15 pages total.
  Erasure work, experimental forms and language, shape poems, or whatever else. We’re interested as long as it can be printed.


HYBRID
  Up to 3 pieces
   No more than 15 pages total.
   Color art is accepted
   If the submission of a single document will not work please reach out to us using the contact form on our website.

nw{p} is a trans and gender-expansive poetry and hybrid journal, but that doesn’t mean work must be related to those topics. Our Spring goal is to create a sibling journal of only young poets. As such, we'll continue to keep submissions open until we receive enough submissions. So, get your submission in early. Send us your most polished work for consideration. Besides more traditional forms of poetry (which we welcome), nw{p} is a place for experimentation and hybrid process. Ultimately we want nw{p} to reside in the spectrum of life. See issue one to get an idea of what we're interested in. We never charge a reading fee. Expect 4-6 weeks for a response, though it's often much faster than that. Payment is $15 + one copy.

General Guidelines

  • All submissions must go through Submittable.
  • We are especially interested in hybrid work including visual/art poetry.
  • All submissions should be submitted as a SINGLE document. PDF and .docx accepted formats.
  • File name should be: Submission-[Genre]. Do NOT include your name in the submission or file name.
  • Simultaneous submission accepted. Please notify us right away if work is submitted elsewhere.
  • Reprints accepted. Please indicate where the work was originally printed so we may provide credit. 
  • Contributors receive $15 per poem (Venmo, cashapp only) + one copy.
  • Please do not submit AI works.
  • You MUST be between the ages of 14-19 to submit to our Youth Call,
  • We reserve First Rights. All rights revert back to author upon publication. However, future publications/postings of the work should credit new words {press}.


 

POETRY
     Up to 3 poems
     No more than 8 pages total.


EXPERIMENATAL
     Up to 3 poems
     No more than 15 pages total.
     Erasure work, experimental forms and language, shape poems, or whatever else. We’re interested as long as it can be printed.


HYBRID
     Up to 3 pieces
      No more than 15 pages total.
      Color art is accepted
      If the submission of a single document will not work please reach out to us using the contact form on our website.

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