Deadline: May 15, 2022

Entry Fee: $15

About the contest

Mouthfeel Press (MFP) is an independent literary press dedicated to publishing and promoting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established authors. We seek original, high-quality, and exciting literature in English, or bilingual literature (English/Spanish/ Spanglish).

Submission guideline

Thank you for considering Mouthfeel Press for your publication of your original poetry, fiction, or nonfiction manuscript. Our submissions period is from March 1st through May 15th of each year. If your manuscript is selected, you’ll receive a contract, publication, royalty, authors copies, and an active role in the creation of your books.

  • We publish four books each year.
  • Please submit a cover letter with a brief description of the work to be submitted, a brief biographical note, and contact information.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, please officially withdraw it using the Submittable system.
  • Allow a minimum of three months for reply.
  • A $15 processing/reading fee will be charged for each submission, and will entitle writers to select one book from our catalog. In your cover letter, please state the title of the book you wish to receive. The $15 processing reading fee is non-refundable.
  • Color illustrations are discouraged.
  • Previously published collections are not accepted, including self-published collections as e-books or in print.

Poetry Submission

  • Chapbooks are accepted. Manuscripts should be between 24-40 pages.
  • Full-length manuscripts should be between 48 to 80 pages.
  • At the beginning of your manuscript, please include a table of contents, and an acknowledgement page listing poems that appear elsewhere, such as in journals, magazines, chapbooks, or anthologies, online or in print.
  • Previously published collections are not accepted, including self-published collections as e-books or in print.

Fiction and Nonfiction Submission

  • Manuscripts should be between 100-250 pages.
  • At the beginning of your manuscript, please include a table of contents, and an acknowledgement page listing stories that appear elsewhere, such as in journals, magazines, chapbooks, or anthologies, online or in print.
  • Previously published collections are not accepted, including self-published collections as e-books or in print.
  • Nonfiction manuscripts should be between 100-250 pages. We accept memoir, essays, and creative-scholarly work.
  • Submit your entry here.
VoW Research
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