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Submissions, Spring Releases, and More!

Dearly Beloved,

Welcome to March! We’ve got a month of madness and poetry right here for you. Check out the latest news on the spring releases, our next Reading Period, and our Write Bloody Author updates! Buckle in, we’ve got a mad one.

Happy Women’s History Month

Write Bloody celebrates the incredible women of past and present, around the world! We are proud of the women who have come before us, and the women who stand here today, making an unforgettable and global impact. We believe in supporting women in all their endeavors, so check out some of these incredible writers from Write Bloody and beyond:

Sarah Kay
Sierra DeMulder
Chrysanthemum Tran

Elizabeth Acevedo
Mahogany L. Browne
Denise Frohman
Jeanann Verlee
Franny Choi
Ebony Stewart

P.S. We’ll be highlighting more women throughout the month on our social media, so follow us on twitter, facebook, and instagram to see more!


Submissions Open July 1st

110 DAYS

It’s just around the corner. We’ll be accepting more manuscript samples starting July 1st, with hopes to publish some new authors in Fall of 2018. Be on the look out for more details, coming soon. For now, get to writing!

Write Bloody Merch

Perhaps you caught a glimpse of our Write Bloody merchandise at AWP a few weeks ago. Didn’t get a chance to buy your own? Well luckily we’ll be selling these online at the end of the month. Nothing says Gutsy and Lovely like beanies and t-shirts! The link and graphics will be up soon.


“If you write it, they will come.” — Ancient Proverb

The time is near. We are Marching to the printers this week! Books should be in store by April 15th, and are available for pre-order now!! Click on the book covers to check out samples and learn more about the book.

Oh God Get Out Get Out by Bill Moran

Pecking Order by Nicole Homer

Ordinary Cruelty by Amber Flame

Amber Flame's "Ordinary Cruelty" is coming to you this April!! Order your copy now

(Like what you see? Pre-order your copies right now.)

More Author Updates

Goodwin and Wilkinson team up in INAUGURATION

INAUGURATION, a new chapbook written by Idris Goodwin and Nico Wilkinson, was released digitally & FREE from Haymarket Books. Read these 10 poems in response to the onset of the Trump era. Ebooks Available here. If you like, Limited edition letter pressed physical copies can be purchased here!

The Poetry Gods Podcast is Back!

Join Jon Sands, Aziza Barnes, and José Olivarez with a whole new set of instructions on how to not whack. Tune in for stories, sh*t talk, and a series of in-depth interviews about the people behind the poems. Season Two launches this Spring on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Twitter!

Come Party with the Captain and his New Book!

not a cult press will be hosting a book release party in L.A. for Derrick’s latest poetry collection! If you’re in town on March 18th, come hang out and celebrate more excellent poetry. There will be other poets reading, and the event is FREE. We’ll be at The Hatchery Press @ 601 N. Larchmont Boulevard.

Party starts at 8:00pm, seating is limited! RSVP here.

Dave Harris gets Full Production in New Haven

Harris’ “Color T.V.” will be getting a full production at New Haven Arts and Humanities Co-Op High School on March 22nd and 23rd as part of his yearlong residency and commission. Details on the poster above!

Recognition for Counting Descent

clint smith

Clint Smith‘s debut collection Counting Descent was recently recognized as the winner of the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The book was also selected as the 2017 “One Book One New Orleans” Book Selection, Clint‘s hometown. His book tour continues until May, come say hello!

A Choir of Honest Killers


Buddy‘s headed to upstate New York to do a TEDx Talk and quick tour including NYC, Connecticut and New Hampshire dates. Look for other upcoming tour dates in Utah, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Europe/U.K. this year as well. Details and booking information can be found on buddywakefield.com.

Jason Bayani @ USAAF 2017 in San Francisco!

jason bayani

Congraulations to Jason for receiving a grant from API Cultural Center of SF to complete work on his solo show, “Locus of Control.”  He’ll be having a three night run at Bindlestiff Studio June 1-3 as part of the festival. More details about the fevistival here.

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May the pen always moves with/for/among you,

The Write Bloody Team

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