Chapbooks: Chapbook submissions are closed at present.
Full-length Poetry Manuscripts: Please send your manuscript by e-mail as a Word attachment. Be sure to include a cover letter telling us about yourself, your work, and your proposed book. (We choose our list from Canadian authors only.) Our next reading period is August 2013 with letters going out in early September.
The leaflet series: This series is now closed. We are in the process of making selections and notifying poets. Thank you for your patience.
Monday's Poem: New guidelines: We are now selecting poems which have been previously published in a journal or chapbook or book. Unpublished poems, and poems published on another website, are not eligible.
Poets from all over the world are welcome here. We select 4 poems from those we receive each month. Please e-mail your poem and bio and quirky photo to mail [at] leafpress.ca. Subject Line: Monday's Poem. We ask for non-exclusive one-time electronic rights only, but poets are given an option to archive the poem on the site. Please assure us in writing that you have the right to offer the poem for electronic publication, and include proper credits. We regret not being able to pay in cash10080 minutes of fame is the best we can dobut we do provide links to your preferred webpages to help you promote your work.
Newborn Anthology: This call is now closed.
Leaf Press is gathering poems for an anthology about the newly born, the almost born, the journey in-between. We are interested in thresholds and liminal states; in moments that transcend global cultures. We welcome poems from all the continents, asking only that they be accompanied by a translation to English. We may be able to help, in some instances, with translations.
Leaf plans to publish the anthology in Autumn 2014. Note change from spring to autumn.
Selected poets will be paid a fee of $50.00 CAD plus a copy of the book.
We will keep these guidelines updated as the anthology begins to take shape.
Please do accept apologies if we have not answered your query for an update. We are in the process of making selections and will notify everyone just as soon as we can.