Prickly Pear Printing is seeking submissions of poetry and cover art for our 2nd volume of WE GROW ANYWAY, an anthology on queer love, growth and survival. 

  • The deadline for submissions is EXTENDED to June 1, 2019! 
  • All submissions must be your original work.
  • Please include up to 3 poems as a pdf, doc, or docx.
  • For cover art submissions please be advised that we will be using traditional letter press techniques to produce prints for our covers- this means your work will likely be used to make a linocut and will use only 1-3 colors. Cover art can be submitted as a jpg or png.
  • Previously published work is fine so long as copyright of the work reverted to you after publication.
  • Please submit work as a word document. If there is any specific formatting, you can include a PDF of the work alongside the word document.
  • Include a small bio about who you are and where people can find you online! This doesn't need to be a list of publications you've been in -- we want to know about you. 
  • This anthology is for queer identified humans: this includes a plurality of ways of being-- if you identify as queer, you're more than queer enough for this book.
  • WORKSHOP OPTION: We want to select at least one poem from the pool of submissions that we feel has potential but just needs a little extra work for a workshopping session. That means the writer can work with us via phone or hangouts and we'll workshop their piece together. To opt in for this option, please select the "Workshop Option" box. 
  • By submitting, you agree that Prickly Pear Printing can use your work to promote the press and our current publications through our social media campaigns with credit attributed to you. 
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