Thank you for your interest in Under a Warm Green Linden and Green Linden Press. We are currently reading poetry chapbook manuscripts and poetry submissions for Issue 9, scheduled for publication on Summer Solstice 2020. Interviews with poets and reviews of poetry books are read year-round.

Also we are preparing the inaugural anthology in the Essential Voices series: contemporary poetry of Iran and its diaspora. Details are below.  

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Green Linden Press is delighted to welcome submissions of poetry chapbook manuscripts to be considered for publication in its Chapbook Series. Our mission is simple: to foster excellent poetry. Poets are encouraged to read from our online journal, Under a Warm Green Linden, to become familiar with work that excites us. 


•   Send an unpublished manuscript from 12–40 pages (either doc, docx, or pdf). 

•   Include an acknowledgments page indicating poems that have been previously published. 

•   Include a brief biographical statement in the space provided below.

•   Simultaneous submissions are allowed.

•   Multiple submissions are permissible.

•   Co-authored manuscripts are welcome. 

•   Manuscripts in translation are welcome.

•   There are two reading fee options: $12 to have your manuscript considered; $20 to have your manuscript considered and to have a book or broadside of your choosing mailed to you. (International submitters, note that the shipping fee is higher.) 

•   Notification will be made on or before summer solstice. Chapbook publication will be in the fall or winter. 

•   Should your manuscript be selected, you will receive 20 copies, and your book will be promoted online and at book festivals. 

•   This is not a contest. Manuscripts will not be read blind. Publication decisions will be made by Christopher Nelson, the editor of Green Linden Press, in consultation (if necessary) with an advisory board of poets.  

•   Green Linden Press intends to publish one or more manuscripts from this reading period; however, we reserve the right to publish no manuscripts if we feel that none fit with our aesthetic. 

•   A portion of the proceeds from this open-reading period will support reforestation efforts.  

•   Submitters to Green Linden Press agree to receive updates about future publications and submission opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

•   Questions or comments: contact Christopher Nelson: greenlindenpress at gmail dot com  


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•   Please send up to five unpublished poems as either doc, docx, or pdf. 

•   Include a brief biographical statement in the space provided.

•   Notification will be within three months.

•   Simultaneous submissions are allowed.

•   Please submit only one time per reading period (every six months). 

•   Poems will be published in Under a Warm Green Linden, our digital journal; selections from the issue will be published in our broadside series.

•   If your poems are accepted, Green Linden Press will request first publication rights; after publication, all rights will return to the poet. 

•   Submitters to Under a Warm Green Linden agree to receive updates about future publications and submission opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

•   Questions or comments: contact Christopher Nelson at greenlindenpress at gmail dot com

The Essential Voices anthology series intends to bridge English-language readers to cultures misunderstood and under- or misrepresented. It has at its heart the ancient idea that poetry can help unite us by revealing our shared humanity. The inaugural anthology will feature contemporary poetry of Iran and its diaspora. 

•   Please send up to ten pages of poetry either written in English or translated into English. 

•   If poems have been previously published, include acknowledgments in your cover letter. 

•   Include a brief biographical statement in the space provided. If poetry is translated, please provide biographical information for the poet and translator. 

•   The projected publication date is March 2021. 

•   Questions or comments: contact Christopher Nelson at greenlindenpress at gmail dot com

Under a Warm Green Linden publishes reviews of poetry and interviews with established and emerging poets that deepen, illuminate, and complicate an understanding of their work. We are interested in excellent poetry of all subjects and styles by a diversity of authors.

•   We prefer reviews of forthcoming or recently published books of poetry or older books that warrant being newly considered. 

•   We prefer interviews and reviews that are at least 800 words. 

•   We do not review self-published books or e-books. 

•   Reviewers and interviewers of accepted pieces will be featured in our contributors section.

•   Green Linden Press will hold copyright to all reviews and interviews published. 

•   Simultaneous submissions are discouraged, but we respond within three weeks.

•   Please note that this call for reviews and interviews is not a request to send manuscripts for us to review. 

•   Submitters to Under a Warm Green Linden agree to receive updates about future publications and submission opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

•   Questions or comments: contact Christopher Nelson at greenlindenpress at gmail dot com. 

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