November Press Updates
Chapbook submissions closing SOON, new readers, & more!
Can you believe November’s almost over? Which means… our FIRST EVER reading period is almost over! We’ve absolutely loved getting to read so much incredible writing— and we’ve welcomed some new readers to the team to help us out!
Let’s get into our November updates:
Chapbook Submissions - Open until 11/30
At Abode, we’re interested in work that discusses identity, origin, and culture. Send us your prose, poetry, and everything in between. For poetry, send up to 30 pages. For prose and hybrid, send up to 60 pages.
Abode not only prioritizes marginalized voices but is also run by marginalized writers and editors. We understand how important it is to level the playing field. Submission fees are on a sliding scale with options ranging from $5 to $20. Fee waivers for queer/trans writers of color are available! If this is you, drop us a line!
More details about submissions and our author package can be found here. If you’ve already sent your work, we’ve been responding on a rolling basis. A lot of care goes into reading each submission!
At Abode, we believe offering affordable workshops is important so all writers can have access to writing tools and community engagement. All of our workshops are virtual and are offered on a sliding scale, starting at $10.
Learn about Prose Poems with Ariana Brown Saturday December 9 from from 12-1:30pm CST
A supportive virtual class centered on the poetry of veteran slam poet, Suzi Q. Smith. Together, we will explore the building blocks of prose poems and sentences to create dynamic poems with attitude.
Huge thank you to jason b. crawford for leading an amazing pantoum workshop last month!
The warmest of welcomes to our new readers in all genres:
Poetry: Isaac Salazar & Em Fullenwider
Prose: Rashi Rohatgi, Jada Reid, & Christopher Soriano-Palma
Hybrid: T.A. Jones
We’re so grateful to have an incredible ever-growing team!
We’ll be at AWP in Kansas City next February!
Table: We officially have a table at the bookfair— come say hi!
Panel: Founder and Director Diamond Braxton will be joining Juania Sueños, Murphy Anne Carter, Claire Bowman, and Cyrus Gray on the panel Publishing as Activism: Amplifying Marginalized Voices
Stay tuned for more things currently in the works
If you have the means, consider making a tax-deductible donation to Abode! We are committed to bringing quality literature to the world and your contributions are a vital part of that mission. On top of helping us attend AWP and other community events, donations are used to cover printing and distribution, press tools and software, and author advances. More can be found on our donations page. You can also become a paid subscriber right here on Substack!
Thanks for reading our latest press updates. In solidarity always!
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