We are currently closed for submissions until October 1, 2021.
noun, a micro press specializing in books by queer and trans people
Damaged Goods Press accepts chapbook-length and full-length manuscripts.
CHAPBOOKS: submit 20-30 pages of poetry, micro memoir, or lyric essay
FULL-LENGTHS: submit 48-90 pages of poetry, prose poetry, lyric essay, or hybrid non-fiction
WE DO NOT PUBLISH SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS OR NOVELS
The content does not have to be queer or trans related
Damaged Goods Press will publish 1-2 books a year, so please, submit only your very best, polished work
Damaged Goods Press does not charge reading or submission fees, but we do accept donations with a note attached:
Cash app: $caseyreneelopez
We make every attempt to respond to submissions within six (6) months, sometimes it’s shorter, sometimes it’s longer, but we ALWAYS reply
Book runs are open-ended
Writers will receive 30 perfect-bound copies of their book, with the option to purchase additional copies at cost.
Simultaneous submissions are cool, but be sure to let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Please submit manuscripts through email as WORD or PAGES attachments. PLEASE NO PDFs.
In the subject line of your email please include your name, submission title, and submission type (chapbook or full-length). [example: Caseyrenée Lopez, The New Gods, full-length]
In the body of your email you may include a cover letter, but it’s not required.