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From June 1 through June 30, 2020, Rose Metal Press will be having an open reading period during which will be seeking full-length hybrid and cross-genre manuscripts for consideration for publication in 2022 and beyond. We are interested in short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; flash nonfiction or book-length memoirs in shorts; image and text collaborations and other collaborative work, and other literary works that move beyond traditional genres to find new forms of expression. The best way to see what we mean by hybrid is to take a look at our catalog. We welcome submissions in all styles and on all subjects and encourage a broad and expansive interpretation of hybridity. Surprise us with your innovation!

Manuscripts should be 48 pages or longer. If individual pieces or excerpts of a project have been published in journals or elsewhere, please include that information in an acknowledgments page. Also, please feel free to include an author bio. Submissions will be accepted with a $15 reading fee.