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Weasel Press is looking for Poetry Chapbooks. We have a Beat Generation mentality; essentially we look for gritty, experimental, existential material. We want material that immerses us, that throws us into the lines. To get a better feel for the poetry we’ve looked at in the past, take a look at our Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones. Weasel Press has been releasing the anthology for a few years now and we’re excited for its 4th release this summer!

http://www.vagabondsink.com

Send your submissions to our email address: systmaticwzl@gmail.com Your email should include:

-Name-Short Biography (about a paragraph, talk about yourself, list your previous publications if you have any. Just give us some information so we can get to know you better as an author!)
-The focus of your work or a description of your chapbook (themes, if the poetry has been published elsewhere, etc).
-the manuscript in the attachment of the email. Manuscripts should be no more than 30 pages. Chapbooks will be printed in a smaller size (most of the time we print on a 4x6 booklet size for smaller publications). All poems must be in the same word document, one poem per page in a legible font and size.

Our response time is around a month depending on the amount of submissions we receive. Got a chapbook itching to get out? Just shoot us an email, we’d love to hear from you!

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Weasel Press is a new independent publisher still figuring things out in the literary world. We’re dedicated in seeking quality writers and helping them get a voice in an already loud world. We’re a little rusty at the moment since things are still under construction, but we hope to build a great reputation!

Our first publication was Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones, a literary magazine that is still printing and still growing. From there we’ve grown into a few other titles. This past year we’ve released two issues of Vagabonds, partnered with Mind Steady Productions to bring an electric issue of Open Mind, and dove into the darker world with The Haunted Traveler. We’ve got a lot of plans for the near future, so stick around and watch us grow into something awesome!

So let’s see if we can explain some things in more detail =]

1. What exactly are we accepting?

Weasel Press has sort of a Beat Generation mentality when it comes down to it. When reviewing submissions to be accepted, we’re looking for works that show explicit portrayals of the human condition. We love to be immersed! At this time we are only accepting Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry and Scriptwriting/Playwrights.

If you are looking to publish smaller works Weasel Press publishes two bi-annual anthologies. Authors looking to publish shorter material can submit to those anthologies during their open submission period. You can find out more about our literary magazines at our Current Projects Page. Collections of essays and short fiction can be discussed.

Weasel Press does accept chapbooks for review.

Although Weasel Press is generally looking for experimental slice of life works, there is a period of time where we accept works in the Horror and Science Fiction Genre. This is known as Weasel Press After Dark. Submission Guidelines for Horror and Science Fiction can be found in our After Dark Section.

2. How to Submit to Weasel Press

There is essentially a 2 step process when submitting.

Please do not send your full manuscript at first. We prefer to get to know the author a bit before diving right into the manuscript. Please send us an introduction with the following information:

-Name
-Biography (this can include previous publications, achievements, any just simply a profile of the writer). We want to get to know you as a writer and as a person, where you’re from, a bit of background, etc.
-A Description of the work you are submitting. The description should have a clear definition on the focus of your manuscript. It should also include the length of the full manuscript (page length, word count, number of poems, etc), possible audience for the submission, and your future plans and hopes for the work you are submitting.
-Although it is not required, the writer can choose to submit a sample of the work they are introducing to us. Please note that Weasel Press will never use samples for any publication without the written consent of the writer. Samples are strictly used to determine interest in the work that is being pitched. Response time for all introductions received is about five business days. Please note, this time is subject to change pending the bulk and backlog of submissions received. We will do our best to take no longer than five business days to respond to all introduction queries.

Our Email is systmaticwzl@gmail.com

After the introduction, if we like your idea we will ask for a full manuscript to review.

We typically have a call for submissions, but feel free to email us any time!

This process can be done through email. If selected you will be notified and asked for a full manuscript. We do accept electronic submissions. Please note, due to time constraint it can take up to 3 months for a manuscript to be reviewed. You will be notified of a decision once one is available.

If you would prefer to send us a hard copy of your work, please state that in your email to us and we will provide further instructions.

3. After the decision has been reached

Writers will receive royalty fees for projects that have been selected. Please note that this does not include the anthologies that are published. To find out what those anthologies offer, please visit their webpages. Royalty fees will be negotiated between the editors and the writers.

Weasel Press does expect the authors to assist in the layout design and advertising of the project. Book Publication does include Layout Design, Promotion, Royalty, and Distribution.

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Weasel Press also accepts Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy through its counterpart, Weasel Press After Dark. We have an addiction to the weird tales. It’s no secret that the darker worlds of literature are strange and daunting, but there is a popular fad going around regarding paranormal romance which we would prefer to avoid. What we like to see are works that really dig into you as a reader. We love to be immersed! At this time we are only accepting Fiction. From Horror we accept: Paranormal Literature (not to be confused with paranormal romance), Grindhouse, Psychological Thrillers, Some cheesy B-material work, etc. We also accept a huge variety of Science Fiction; from Space Opera to Dystopian future. To get a better sense of what we like and what we accept, take a look at our Bi-annual anthology: The Haunted Traveler.

If you are looking to publish smaller works Weasel Press publishes two bi-annual magazines. Authors looking to publish shorter material can submit to those publications during their open submission period. You can find out more about our literary magazines at our Current Projects Page. Short Story collections are open for discussion.

The Review process is essentially the same as stated above.

hauntedtravelerink:

The Haunted Traveler is a non-profit, Horror and Science Fiction anthology that accepts a wide variety of art media such as photography, short fiction, creative non-fiction, digital artwork and more. Our anthology publishes twice a year. To find out more information about our submission process, please review our submission guidelines.

Our first issue was released on March 28, 2014 and we couldn’t be more excited to feature the explosive talent that has been submitted to us. Our idea is to have an anthology roaming around parts of the world with a collection of frightening and strange stories; a mysterious anthology with a collection of ghosts.

The first issue of the anthology is free, however all orders are limited to one per person. If more copies are desired, arrangements can be worked out between the editors and the person ordering. Send emails for copies at our email address systmaticwzl@gmail.com or at the contact form below! Please be sure to include all contact and address information so a copy can be mailed out to you successfully.

The Haunted Traveler is published through Weasel Press, an independent publisher seeking to enlighten the world with new waves of literature. We have a Beat Generation mentality when it comes down to it; seeking heavily existential works focusing around the human condition. We accept novel ideas, collected poetry, collected short stories and much more! Right now we’re working on getting our name out there, making contact with awesome new writers and artists.

The Haunted Traveler is a Non-Profit publication, seeking only to publish and release the most shocking and horrifying material we can find. We’ve only begun thanks to our awesome contributors and readers, and we hope to continue roaming around. Donations are not required, but they are hugely appreciated! Each bit of funding helps keeps us releasing great art and featuring new artists and writers!

We’ve got a brand new website now and we’re premiering the new digs along with the brand new first issue!

You can find our new home and the new issue at: http://systmaticwzl.wix.com/hauntedtraveler

hauntedtravelerink:

The Haunted Traveler is a non-profit, Horror and Science Fiction anthology that accepts a wide variety of art media such as photography, short fiction, creative non-fiction, digital artwork and more. Our anthology publishes twice a year. To find out more information about our submission process, please review our submission guidelines.

Our first issue was released on March 28, 2014 and we couldn’t be more excited to feature the explosive talent that has been submitted to us. Our idea is to have an anthology roaming around parts of the world with a collection of frightening and strange stories; a mysterious anthology with a collection of ghosts.

The first issue of the anthology is free, however all orders are limited to one per person. If more copies are desired, arrangements can be worked out between the editors and the person ordering. Send emails for copies at our email address systmaticwzl@gmail.com or at the contact form below! Please be sure to include all contact and address information so a copy can be mailed out to you successfully.

The Haunted Traveler is published through Weasel Press, an independent publisher seeking to enlighten the world with new waves of literature. We have a Beat Generation mentality when it comes down to it; seeking heavily existential works focusing around the human condition. We accept novel ideas, collected poetry, collected short stories and much more! Right now we’re working on getting our name out there, making contact with awesome new writers and artists.

The Haunted Traveler is a Non-Profit publication, seeking only to publish and release the most shocking and horrifying material we can find. We’ve only begun thanks to our awesome contributors and readers, and we hope to continue roaming around. Donations are not required, but they are hugely appreciated! Each bit of funding helps keeps us releasing great art and featuring new artists and writers!

We’ve got a brand new website now and we’re premiering the new digs along with the brand new first issue!

You can find our new home and the new issue at: http://systmaticwzl.wix.com/hauntedtraveler

atonement

to our father in heaven, hallowed
be our children. keep them safe
and drugged. allow their
bodies the strength to let the
overflow of morphine run
in their blood. the feeling of
being alive should never be found.

we manufacture super
soakers with live ammunition
and market it to kids. it’s
never too late to stay on
target; to play future
soldier and accidentally
get a little blood on the
driveway. mistakes happen
and some blood washes away.

jesus died for our mistakes,
eat of his body so there’s no
worry about taking a dive
into the ocean’s salt, filled
with the empty shells of the
dead. ghosts can still leave
tears behind before some god
rips them away. true atonement
is a dying art, barely breathing
since the scriptures began
spreading chapters in legislation.

on our knees we spread our arms
in prayer to feel the wisdom,
to feed our addiction and
keep tossing new body bags
in the dumpsters, for fear
of what’s real; for fear of understanding.

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