Ends on April 6, 2019

Negative Capability Press has published work by Mary Oliver, May Sarton, Karl Shapiro, John Updike, MFK Fisher, and many others. We nominate our books for awards, and we have won independent press awards. 

Join us in a celebration of National Poetry Month. Top three winning submissions will have their work featured on our website and receive cash prizes: 

– 1st - $100, 2nd - $30, 3rd- $20. Five honorable mentions will also be featured on the website.

– Submit each poem separately. Include a short third-person bio in the cover letter portion. 

– Submission fee $3 per poem.

– Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is published

elsewhere.

– Previously published work will not be accepted.

Negative Capability publishes approximately 12-15 books per year and two issues of our Journal. Our publishing schedule for 2015 and part of 2016 is already full. However, we always looking for exceptional work and we accept general manuscripts through our electronic submissions portal.

We highly suggest that you take a look at our open calls for submissions and contests first. Next, take the time to familiarize yourself with our press and body of work. Check out our missions statement and see if you feel like Negative Capability is the right fit for you.

Instructions:
Please submit a completed manuscript (.doc or .docx format), along with a brief cover letter that details the work, a bio and any publishing credentials you want us to be aware of.

Why do we charge a reading fee?
The $7.00 reading fee helps offset the ever-growing administrative costs for our independent press.

How long before I hear from you?
Given the high volume of submissions we receive, please expect a response time of three to six months. We appreciate your patience. If your work is accepted for publication elsewhere please take the time to withdraw the submission.



Negative Capability publishes approximately 12-15 books per year and two issues of our Journal. Our publishing schedule for 2015 and part of 2016 is already full. However, we always looking for exceptional work and we accept general manuscripts through our electronic submissions portal.

We highly suggest that you take a look at our open calls for submissions and contests first. Next, take the time to familiarize yourself with our press and body of work. Check out our missions statement and see if you feel like Negative Capability is the right fit for you.

Instructions:
Please submit a completed manuscript (.doc or .docx format), along with a brief cover letter that details the work, a bio and any publishing credentials you want us to be aware of.

Why do we charge a reading fee?
The $7.00 reading fee helps offset the ever-growing administrative costs for our independent press.

How long before I hear from you?
Given the high volume of submissions we receive, please expect a response time of three to six months. We appreciate your patience. If your work is accepted for publication elsewhere please take the time to withdraw the submission.



Negative Capability features poets on our website every month - this poet and up to two poems will be featured for several weeks. You must hold the copyright to any poems you submit. Please include a short bio, link to your website or social media pages and a photo.

How long before I hear from you?
Given the high volume of submissions we receive, please expect a response time of six to twelve weeks. We appreciate your patience.

Negative Capability Press