We’re extending the Deadline! Submit to the Gold Line Press Chapbook contests by Oct, 1st! 📑🚃
Gold Line Press seeks to promote the work of emerging writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as
Created by a group of graduate students in 2010, Gold Line Press aims to promote the work of emerging poets and fiction writers, as well as to elevate the chapbook form. The Gold Line Press editorial board does not adhere to any specific aesthetic approach. We seek out voices that deserve to be heard by a larger audience, whether those voices speak in formal or experimental verse and prose. Our ch
apbooks are created with the intention of producing an elegant, perfect-bound book that is also an art object. Overall, our goal is to showcase exceptional emerging writers and reward them not only with publication, but also with broad distribution of their work to reviewers and bloggers. While most chapbooks have received only limited exposure in the past, our aim is to make the chapbook a more relevant medium and a truly useful tool for new writers who want to bring their work to a broader audience.
We’re extending the Deadline! Submit to the Gold Line Press Chapbook contests by Oct, 1st! 📑🚃
Introducing Kemi Alabi, Poetry Judge for the 2023 Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest!
Kemi Alabi is the author of Against Heaven (Graywolf Press, 2022), selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Academy of American Poets First Book Award. The collection was a Kate Tufts Discovery Award finalist, Chicago Review of Books Award winner, and one of New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2022. Alabi’s poems appear in The Atlantic, The Nation, Poetry, Boston Review and Best New Poets. Born in Wisconsin on a Sunday in July, they now live in Chicago, IL.
Submit your poetry manuscript today! ⌨️
Introducing Edgar Gomez, Nonfiction judge for the 2023 Gold Line Press Nonfiction Chapbook Contest!
Edgar Gomez (all pronouns) is a Florida-born writer with roots in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. A graduate of University of California, Riverside’s MFA program, their words have appeared in Poets & Writers, Narratively, Catapult, Lithub, The Rumpus, and elsewhere online and in print. Their memoir, High-Risk Homosexual, was called a “breath of fresh air” by The New York Times, named a Best Book of 2022 by Publisher’s Weekly, Buzzfeed, and Electric Literature, received a Stonewall Israel-Fishman Nonfiction Book Honor Award, and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir. Their second book, a memoir about growing up poor in early 2000’s Florida titled Alligator Tears, will be out in 2025 from Crown. They live in New York and Puerto Rico.
Submit your nonfiction manuscript today! ⌨️
Introducing Marisa (Mac) Crane, fiction judge for the 2023 Gold Line Press Fiction Chapbook Contest.
Marisa (Mac) Crane is a writer, basketball player, and sweatpants enthusiast. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Lit Hub, The Sun, No Tokens, Passages North, The Adroit Journal, The Offing, and elsewhere. An American Short Fiction Merit Fellow and Sewanee Writing Conference Fellow, they are the author of I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself, which was a January Indie Next Pick and New York Times Editors' Choice.
Submit your fiction manuscript today! ⌨️
Announcing this year’s editors concluding with our Editor-in-Chief—Thomas Renjilian!!!
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Thomas Renjilian is a q***r writer from Scranton, Pennsylvania. His fiction and poetry appear in The Missouri Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and other publications. A graduate of Vassar College, he received his MFA from Oregon State and is a PhD candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Gold Line Press, he edits fiction for Joyland Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles.
Announcing this year’s editors continuing with Poetry Editor — Bryan Byrdlong!!!
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Bryan Byrdlong is a Black poet from Chicago, Illinois. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the Helen Zell Writers Program. He has been published in Guernica Magazine, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry Magazine, among others. Bryan received a 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at USC in Los Angeles.
Announcing this year’s editors continuing with Fiction Editor - Clancy Tripp.
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Clancy Tripp is a q***r Midwestern writer whose work can be found in Black Warrior Review, Catapult, Electric Literature, The Florida Review, The Greensboro Review, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, SLICE, Witness, and elsewhere. She earned an MFA from the Ohio State University and is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing and Literature at USC.
Announcing this year’s Editors starting with Nonfiction Editor - David Haydon (They/Them)
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David Haydon is an essayist and poet originally from Springfield, Kentucky. David holds a B.A. and MFA in Creative Writing from Western Kentucky University and is a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. Their work has been published by Lavender Bluegrass, Taunt, and Once a City Said (a Sarabande anthology). They are the nonfiction editor for Gold Line Press.
The 2023 reading period for our chapbook contests begins TODAY July 15 and runs until Sept 15!!! Get those chapbooks ready and tell your friends! 📚✨
Our amazing editors and judges are excited to read your work! Read more about our submission details and submit here: https://goldlinepress.submittable.com/submit
The 2023 Reading Period for our contests is coming up this month! Take an early look at this year's details. Keep an eye out for the link and official call for submissions. So glad to be working with this year's judges! 🚞
Our sibling press is now open for submissions! Send them your full- length manuscripts. June 1-July 31.
“Ricochet Editions invites manuscript submissions that are unpredictable. We are looking for purposeful experimentation with language and form that challenges or plays with convention—
whether textual or visual, contemporary or historical, personal or cultural.”
If you’re manuscript is selected for publication, you will receive $1,000 and 50 copies.
Submission fee: $15, free submissions for self-identifying POC and Indigenous writers and writers facing financial hardship.
So excited for our online reading and Q&A with tomorrow May 25, 5pm PT! bit.ly/42GXS4A
Here’s a bit more information about our authors and host! 📚✨
Join Sibling Presses, Gold Line Press and on Thursday May 25 at 5pm PT for a special virtual reading celebration and Q&A featuring our authors: Matt Broaddus, Asa L. Drake, MARS, Abby Minor, Christian Schlegel, C.E. Shue. Hosted by Diana Arterian!
Virtual Event Link: bit.ly/42GXS4A Order these author’s books from Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions today!
CE Shue, author of "Bridge of Knots" (selected as the winner of the 2021 GLP Fiction Chapbook Contest by Matthew Salesses) is signing at booth #1527! Stop by to grab a copy and meet CE!
Asa Drake, author of One Way to Listen (selected by Taneum Bambrick as the winner of the GLP 2021 Poetry Chapbook Contest) is signing copies of her chapbook at Booth #1527! Stop by and meet Asa and celebrate the publication of "One Way to Listen"!
Cameron Quan Louie, author of "Apology Engine," will be at our booth ( #1527) signing until 2 p.m. Stop by, meet Cameron, and grab a copy of "Apology Engine"!
Candy Shue, author of "Bridge of Knots" (selected by Matthew Salesses as the winner of the 2021 GLP Fiction Contest), will be part of the THEY RISE LIKE A WAVE:
AN ANTHOLOGY OF ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN POETS panel this morning at 9 a.m. We hope you'll join this fascinating reading and discussion!
We'll be at Booth 1527 with all weekend! (We're listed as Button Poetry on the app and online program.) Our authors will be at our booth throughout the weekend. We hope you'll stop by to purchase one of our titles, meet our authors and hear them read, or learn more about our press.
We'll be 2023 in Seattle, and we're hosting a booth reading for our authors! Join us at 1:30 on Saturday 3/10 (Booth 1527) to hear Asa L. Drake, Cameron Quan Louie, Carolina Margarita, MARS Marshall, and C.E. Shue as they share from their chapbooks!
Copies will be available for purchase while supplies last!
Congratulations to the winners of the Gold Line Press 2022 Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Contests, Kiley McLaughlin, Jay Thompson, and Adrie Rose, as well as Maxwell Suzuki, winner of the Editor's Choice Award.
We are so excited to work with these authors and to publish their work.
Thank you to our judges K-among Chang, Sarah Minor, and Courtney Faye Taylor, and thank you to everyone who submitted work to our contests!
Join us in congratulating our winners!
A new year, and a new review of 's "Math for the Self-Crippling."
says, "Like the séance, the collection builds on history, memory and mysticism. Ursula Villarreal-Moura creates a whole from small stories, a feat as ineffable as the undulating table. Imagine Eve Babitz, but terse and sober, a blurred autobiography filed under flash fiction."
Read more at the link in our bio. Review published by
We're wrapping up our announcement season by announcing the finalists of our 2022 Nonfiction Chapbook Contest. These five finalists' manuscripts have been sent to judge Sarah Minor. Help us congratulate these finalists and their amazing work!
Carolina Margarita' "Our Lady of the Little Shoe" is our final forthcoming release! Carolina's manuscript was selected as the winner of the 2021 GLP Nonfiction Chapbook Contest winner by nonfiction Daisy Hernandez. We're so excited to publish "Our Lady of the Little Shoe." Swipe through to read an excerpt, learn more about Carolina, and see what Daisy Hernandez has to say. And preorder at the link in our bio!
The finalists for the 2022 Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest have been selected! The selected manuscripts have been sent to judge Courtney Faye Taylor. We're excited to share the finalists list with you.
"Blare" by Gray Agpalo
"How to Become the God of Small Things" by Fiona Lu
"On Night" by Christopher Nelson
"Survived By: An Atlas of Disappearance" by Stephanie Niu
"Rupture" by Adrie Rose
"Death Rehearsal" by Nnadi Samuel
Help us celebrate these writers and their amazing manuscripts!
To close out the week, we're highlighting FLOWER BOI by MARS Marshall, which was selected as the 2021 Gold Line Press Editor's Choice winner. Swipe through to read a bit of FLOWER BOI, get to know MARS, and read what Tommy's Blount author of "Fantasia for the Man in Blue" has to say about MARS's book. Help us celebrate FLOWER BOI by ordering your copy today!
Today we're spotlighting Asa Drake's poetry chapbook "One Way to Listen," selected by 2021 GLP Poetry Chapbook Contest judge Taneum Bambrick. We're so excited for Asa's chapbook to hit shelves soon! Join us in celebrating her publication and preorder today! Link in our bio!
Announcing the 2022 Gold Line Press Fiction Chapbook Contest finalists:
The Path the Lost Girls Take by Kathryn Kulpa
Herethere by Sierra Lindsay
Maw Appears in the Following Forms by Kiley McLaughlin
Voyager 2, This is Voyager 1, Over by Maxwell Suzuki
UNTENABLE MYSTIC CHARM by travis tate
These manuscripts have been sent to Fiction Judge K-Ming Chang. Help us congratulate these amazing finalists!
CE Shue's () "Bridge of Knots," selected by 2021 Fiction Chapbook Contest Judge Matthew Salesses (.salesses) is now available for preorder.
Enjoy this excerpt, learn more about CE Shue, and read what Matthew Salesses has to say about the manuscript. Then preorder your copy today!
We're so excited to share that our new titles, the winners of the 2021 Gold Line Press Chapbook Contests, are now available for purchase from .
Fiction: Bridge of Knots, by C.E. Shue
Poetry: One Way to Listen, by Asa Drake
Poetry: Flower Boi, by Mars Marshall
Nonfiction: Our Lady of the Little Shoe, by Carolina Margarita
Over the next two weeks, we will be spotlighting each chapbook by posting an excerpt here, so stay tuned. Purchase them at the link in our bio!
Plus, we will begin announcing the finalists for the 2022 Gold Line Press Chapbook Contests on Wednesday!
We want to celebrate for being a three-time bestseller : #8 in April–June 2022, #3 in July–August 2022, and #8 in September–October 2022. Help us congratulate Ursula and her amazing chapbook!
Help Ursula stay on the bestsellers list by purchasing a copy for yourself or to give as a gift at the link in our bio!
Just two more days left to submit to our Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Chapbook Contests, judged by K-Ming Chang (), Sarah Minor (), and Courtney Faye Taylor (). Submit at the link in our bio!
Good news! We've extended the submission deadline for all three of our Chapbook Contests until Oct. 15, 2022! Submit your work at the link in our bio. Consult our submission guidelines for information about a fee waiver for qualifying writers.
C.E. Shue (), author of the forthcoming fiction chapbook "Bridge of Knots," will be reading for the release of They Rise Like a Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets.
You can RSVP for the Zoom reading at the link in our bio.
Gabrielle Civil, author of (ghost gestures), says that in writing her chapbooks she was thinking about "alternative narrativity" and "simultaneity in narrativity." (ghost gestures) is an exciting text full of different forms and modes of writing.
To read the full interview with and , click the link in our bio.
Christopher Nolan calls Boyer Rickel's "Morgan (a Lyric)" a "work of exceptional courage and love, a testament to the heroic capacities for strength and compassion inherent in us all."
Read the full review from at https://www.greenlindenpress.com/interviews-and-reviews #/boyer-rickel2/
And finally, introducing our Editor-in-Chief, Sara Fetherolf.
"Meet our Editor-in-Chief, Sara Fetherolf. Sara Fetherolf (she/they) is the author of Via Combusta, winner of the 2021 New American Press
Poetry Prize and forthcoming in October 2022. Their debut work of short fiction, “The Place” was the 2021 Iron Horse Long Story award winner, and their poems and essays have appeared in Muzzle, Radar, Indiana Review, The California Journal of Poetics and Plath Profiles, among others. She has an MFA degree from Hunter College, and is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at University of Southern California, where she is the poetry editor for Gold Line Press. They live in Long Beach, by an unkempt patch of the Pacific Ocean."
We're all so excited to read your work; submit today! Link in bio.
Meet our Nonfiction Editor, David Haydon!
David Haydon is an essayist and poet from Springfield, KY. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lavender Bluegrass, Once A City Said (Sarabande), and Taunt. David received an MFA from Western Kentucky University and is currently a Dornsife Fellow in the Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. They are the nonfiction editor for Gold Line Press.
Meet our Poetry Editor, Bryan Byrdlong.
Bryan Byrdlong is a Black poet from Chicago, Illinois. He received an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers Program. He has been published in Guernica Magazine, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry Magazine, among others. He is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at USC in Los Angeles.
This week we will be introducing our editors, who will be reading your manuscripts and selecting the finalists sent to our judges. Today, meet Thomas Renjilian, Gold Line Press's Fiction editor.
Thomas Renjilian is a fiction writer and poet originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania. His work appears in Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, Michigan Quarterly Review, Catapult, DIAGRAM, and other publications. A graduate of Vassar College, he earned an MFA from Oregon State University and is a PhD candidate in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. In addition to serving as fiction editor for Gold Line, he edits fiction for Joyland Magazine and is a former managing editor of Ricochet Editions. He lives in Los Angeles.
And finally, we'd like to introduce the judge for the 2022 Fiction Chapbook Contest, Courtney Faye Taylor ().
Courtney Faye Taylor is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of Concentrate (Graywolf Press, 2022), selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Courtney earned her BA from Agnes Scott College and her MFA from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program where she received the Hopwood Prize in Poetry. A recipient of the 92Y Discovery Prize and an Academy of American Poets Prize, Courtney’s work can be found in Poetry Magazine, The Nation, Ploughshares, Best New Poets, and elsewhere.
Join us in welcoming Courtney! Submit your manuscript today!
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