Broadsided seeks poetry and prose that is evocative, riveting, and not too esoteric. Broadsides are out on the streets, and we hope that they compel all kinds of people to stop, read, and consider. We want them to draw in readers, not push them away. That said, we want smart, difficult work. Work that challenges and speaks strongly.

Who have we published? You can browse our archives or see an alphabetic list of authors with links to their publications.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS/PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK: The nature of the Broadside is a bit different than traditional print, so if your poem/story has been published elsewhere in a journal or collection, we are still happy to consider it. Just let us know who we should credit.

RESPONSE TIME: We will do our best to respond within 8-9 weeks.

CLOSED FOR SUMMER: We do not read submissions from May 15 - September 1.  You are welcome to submit during that time, but we will not respond to you until the fall.

UPON ACCEPTANCE: A Broadsided artist will respond to your work visually, and then your poem/story/essay will be Broadsided (made into a unique visual/literary document). The artists involved with this project are all talented individuals in whom the editors have both faith and confidence—because our goal is to have the Broadside be a commingling of literary and visual art, we want to give the artists as much freedom as possible. Therefore, you will not be in correspondence with the artist during the process. Sit back and see what happens!

You will be expected to answer questions for our "Collaborators' Q&A feature and to email us a photo of your Broadsided Press collaboration up in your neighborhood, preferably with you in the image. We want you to be part of putting words and art on the streets.

FEES: To cover operational costs, we must charge a $3 fee for each submission. If, for reasons of financial hardship, you cannot afford to pay the submission fee, please send us an email at broadsided at gmail dot com.

Ends on April 15, 2017$3.00
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What's a Switcheroo? 
A turning of the tables. In The Switcheroo, writers respond to the work of a Broadsided visual artist, rather than the other way around. This year, we have posted a piece by Jennifer Bevill for you to respond to in words.

See the art for the 2017 Switcheroo here: http://broadsidedpress.org/switcheroo/april17.shtml


Only one response per art piece per entrant, please. 
  • Poems should be 20 lines or less.  
  • Prose should be 300 words or less.  
  • Please include a brief bio.
$3.00
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LESS IS MORE

Submit your 25-line (or less) poems (3-5 at the most, please).  

For our format--one sheet of paper, designed to be read by someone strolling by--short pieces work best. It gives us more space to play with design, more rest for the eye, a more open invitation to passsers-by.

BIOS 
Please include a bio in your email. The pdf bio will be quite short, but we can put a longer note online.

We will do our best to respond within 8-9 weeks. 


$3.00
$3.00

LESS IS MORE

Submit your 300 words of prose (or less). You may submit up to 3 short pieces.

For our format (on one sheet of paper, designed to be read by someone strolling by) short pieces work best. It gives us more space to play with design, more rest for the eye, a more open invitation to passersby.

We know that a snippet of story or essay cannot convey the full complexity of your work. Although the published broadside will have at the most 300 words, we are more than happy to put the rest of your text online. If you choose to send a story in its entirety, please begin with the section that you think is appropriate to broadside.

BIOS 
Please include a bio in your email. The published Broadsided bio will be quite short, but we can put a longer note online.

We will do our best to respond within 8-9 weeks.