Submissions

We are currently open for submissions of pamphlet and full collection manuscripts. A history of publication is great but not required. More important is that your writing excites us, employs an original command of language and shows a dedication to craft. We welcome submissions from everyone, but are particularly keen to hear from women, people of colour and LGBTQ+ writers.

Submission guidelines

If you’d like to become one of our authors, please send a sample of your work (10 pages in a Word document or PDF) to info@badbettypress.com.

Please include a short covering letter and bio, in the body of the email.

If you’re working on a pamphlet or full collection, you should have a complete manuscript ready before submitting poems from it.

Please don’t send the whole manuscript at once, unless we’ve already requested it. If we like your work, we’ll ask for the whole thing.

We’re not currently accepting hard copy submissions.

Anthology submissions

To submit poems for The Dizziness of Freedom, click here.