07 April 2011

Call for Manuscripts from Women Poets and Fictionists: Patasola Press

Post date: 07 April 2011
Deadline: 15 April 2011

Standard Book & Chapbooks: details are below. Deadline is April 15.

La Patasola Anthology Series:
Female poets and fiction writers from the East Coast are welcome to submit up to 5 pieces of work for this anthology. You may submit flash fiction (up to 800 words) and poetry. Art is welcome. Previously published is OK, so long as you have the rights to reprint. We want to promote the work of talented, female voices. See below for additional guidelines. Submit here and select the “La Patasola Anthology: East Coast Writers” tab. Deadline is April 15.

Patasola Press publishes poetry, fiction, short story collections, novellas and hybrid-genre work. We will print chapbooks and soft-cover books. Submit here. With your submission, please let us know what genre your work falls into, your word count and if you are submitting a chapbook or full-length book.

Patasola Press likes work that is beautiful, rich, haunting and challenging. We enjoy magic realism, surrealism, experimental form, work of landscape and place, re-telling of mythology and folklore, feminism and culture.

We will publish new voices as well as established writers/poets. We are open to non-fiction, but please query us first. We are selective but open-minded and encouraging.


Poetry manuscripts (chapbook or books) should be between 20 and 100 pages.

Prose manuscripts (short stories, mixed prose-poetry, aphorisms, etc) should be no more than 250 pages, 1.5 spaced. Collections may include previously published pieces, with permission from the initial publisher. Please attain rights to republish before submitting your work or cover image. Novellas must not be longer than 35,000 words.


Collections will be printed with an ISBN, with the imprint of record being Patasola Press. We print paperback books and chapbooks that will be available online from all major venues (Amazon.com, E-store and the Patasola press website). We use the POD model. Hardcover options may be discussed. Distribution to some independent bookstores may become an option. At this point in time, we do not have a distributor. Royalty information will be discussed when the manuscript is evaluated. Patasola Press aims to publish high-quality work, promote creativity and establish a fair and friendly relationship with our writers and poets. Marketing and promotion routes will be discussed with each author. We are a small organization and so we encourage promotional cooperation with each author or poet.

The Patasola Press Chapbook Contest is seeking submissions of poetry and prose. Winners (one for poetry, one for prose) receives 10 copies of the chapbook, an interview + publication at Caper Literary Journal and several discounted copies.

Our Magazine

Caper Literary Journal: Please direct submissions of poetry, prose or e-chapbooks toward Caper Literary Journal, our weekly magazine.


* Inquiries regarding submissions and purchases may be directed to patasolapress[at]gmail.com or toward the editor, Lisa Marie Basile at lisamarie.basile@gmail.com.
* Inquiries about & submissions to Caper Literary Journal may be directed to Caper Literary Journal.
* Patasola Press is happy to accept submissions until April 15. Because of a high number of submissions, we’ve had to close our doors just a little earlier than we thought. Submissions may be sent through our online manager. Please submit via the tab that reads “Patasola Press.”

Submit here.
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