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We are open to submissions of poetry for our video game anthology. We want works that explore video games and video game consoles starting with the NES in 1985, through to the Dreamcast in 1998 - with all consoles and games in between. So, please don't send us your Xbox poems, but do send us your Mega Drive sonnets.


Please email brokensleepsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject: Video Game Poetry  - with a cover letter detailing prior publication, the reasons for your submission, and a short bio. Please only send a maximum of 3 poems.


The anthology will be released in late 2021, and will be edited by Aaron Kent and Matthew Haigh. 


For inspiration, you may want to check out these links: PS1 / SNES / Dreamcast / Genesis / N64

Deadline: April 30th
Email: brokensleepsubmissions@gmail.com 


1st May - 30th June = Open for submissions of poetry collections (50 pages+) [we are looking for 12-24 collections]

1st July - 31st July = Open for submissions of short story pamphlets (30-150 pages) [we are looking for 6 pamphlets]

1st September - 30th September = Open for submissions of non-fiction pamphlets (30-150 pages) [we are looking for 6 pamphlets]

1st October - 31st October = Open for submissions of poetry pamphlets (up to 40 pages) [we are looking for 12-18 pamphlets]


We are not open to any other submissions. When we are open for submissions we regret that we cannot accept everything, and we usually commission work from writers we have discovered online or in real life. With this in mind, we encourage you to submit to journals, magazines, anthologies, and websites, and maybe we will discover you there. Otherwise you may as well take a shot sending us something, who knows?

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We offer five author copies upon publication of a non-anthology publication, and as many copies as the author would like to buy at discount (though you DO NOT need to buy any at all if you do not wish to). We will also use 5 of your poems for inclusion in that year's anthology.

We cannot guarantee reviews - and are finding it harder to get reviews than ever before, but we will do our best to market your work. We encourage authors to try to get reviews too, so we can both work to ensure the best coverage for your work possible. We don't offer a contract currently, and we don't pay royalties at the moment - though we are working on establishing the press to the point where we can pay royalties.


We used to sell PDFs, we don't anymore as we wish to focus on physical books. HOWEVER, we are happy to offer PDFs of our books to anybody who emails. We are doing this to ensure people who can't afford our books, and people who have access issues, and therefore require e-books, are still able to access our catalogue.