Thank you for your interest in Under a Warm Green Linden and Green Linden Press. We are currently reading submissions in the following categories: 


  • poetry submissions for Issue 12, scheduled for publication on Winter Solstice 2021. 
  • interviews with poets and reviews of poetry books are read year-round.
  • the 2021 Wishing Jewel Prize, recognizing a full-length manuscript of innovative work that challenges our expectations of what a book of poems can be. 


The next poetry chapbook open-reading period will be from Dec. 21, 2021, to March 20, 2022. 

Ends on $15.00 - 32.00
$15.00 - 32.00

The Wishing Jewel Prize honors an innovative manuscript that challenges expectations of genre, form, or mode while engaging the rich possibilities of lyrical expression. Named for an essay in Anne Carson's innovative book Plainwater, we look forward to work that questions the boundaries of what poems and books can be.

  • Contest awards $1000 and publication.
  • All finalists considered for publication
  • We welcome simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, co-authored manuscripts, and manuscripts in translation. 
  • Send an unpublished manuscript (48 pages minimum) with identifying information removed. 
  • If your work includes non-textual components, these may be included in the manuscript (preferred, if possible) or attached separately. 
  • Include an acknowledgments page indicating any poems, writings, art, etc. that has been previously published.
  • Include a brief biographical statement in the space below. If you are uploading more than one file, please explain their relationship, sequence, etc. You may also describe your manuscript / project if you would like. 
  • The reading fee is necessary because it helps fund the publication of our books. There are several options: (1) general reading fee, (2) general reading fee and a discounted book—note: we are not offering this for international submitters—, and (3) a discounted rate for students and those experiencing financial difficulty.
  • Green Linden Press intends to publish one or more manuscripts from this contest; however, we reserve the right to publish no manuscripts if we feel that none fit our aesthetic. 
  • Contest will judged by Christopher Nelson, the editor of Green Linden Press, in consultation (if necessary) with our advisory board of poets.  
  • A portion of the proceeds from this contest 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. 
  • Direct comments or questions to Christopher Nelson, editor: greenlindenpress at gmail dot com. 
  • Deadline: November 30. Contest results will be announced in March. 
$3.00
$3.00

•   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 serial 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

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 consider reviews of self-published books or books of genres other than poetry. 

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

•   Simultaneous submissions are allowed but discouraged; 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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