Gertrude, the biannual literary and arts publication of Gertrude Press seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction for its upcoming issue.
Gertrude accepts manuscripts from new and established writers and artists. Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific and we welcome writers and artists from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions with notification. We do not accept previously published work. Please note that we do not publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual competition (currently open). Gertrude accepts surface mail submissions and electronic submissions submitted through our online submission form only. For surface mail include a cover letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for reply. Do not place your name directly on manuscripts. Submissions that do not include an SASE will be discarded. We shred and recycle all unused manuscripts.
For electronic submissions, please use our online submission form only:
Poetry: Submit up to six poems of any subject matter. There is no line limit; however, poems less than 60 lines are preferable. Fiction/Novel Excerpts*/Creative Nonfiction:Submit one to two pieces, double-spaced, up to 3000 words, of any subject matter. Include a word count for each piece in your cover letter.
Interviews: Please query the editor by email with your proposal.
Art: Gertrude showcases one visual artist per issue, including full-color cover and six to eight black and white images inside the journal. To submit artwork for future issues, please send slides, prints (do not send originals), or a website URL to the attention of the art editor.
Send all manuscripts and artwork to:
PO Box 83948
Portland OR 97283
*Gertrude Press does not publish novels at this time.