Submission Guidelines

Bottlecap Press is always looking for fresh new material, and is actively seeking manuscript submissions for chapbooks and full length works, as well as poetry and fiction submissions for our blog! Please send all submissions to

Manuscript submission guidelines:

We are seeking submissions of all types with minimum length of 26 pages (30+ preferred.) We primarily publish chapbooks, but do take on larger projects occasionally, generally up to novella-sized. Please submit your manuscript in full– partial manuscripts will not be read. Manuscripts may include some previously published material with acknowledgments, but ensure that the majority of the content in your manuscript is original and unpublished. Please review our catalog to get a feel for what types of books we’re looking for– most of our books have easy-to-locate excerpts on their pages in our store. 

Blog submission guidelines:

Blog submissions must be previously unpublished and may include 1-3 poems, or short stories under about 1,000 words (or some combination of poems and short stories.) We also accept multimedia blog submissions, so long as the content can be described as literary (including, but not limited to: visual arts, film, and comics.) Please do not submit works included in manuscripts that you also submitted to us. Email submissions to the address above with the subject line “blog submission.“ Accepted blog submissions will be monetized via a PayPal based tip jar– 50% of the total tip amount goes to the author, and 50% goes toward keeping our website sustainable. Please include your PayPal email address, as well as a short author bio in all submissions. Please address all blog submissions to our blog editor, Erin Taylor.