We’re delighted to announce that our reading period is NOW OPEN for chapbook and full-length manuscripts in any genre. No reading fees. Submit via email to by December 23.

Winners will be selected by our editorial board.


Read previous issues of Gesture (all of which are available here) to see who we are and what we like to publish. If you like what we’re all about then please send us:

We do not accept more than one submission per genre; however, you may submit in multiple genres. Do not send us previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Send submissions to

  • Subject line: Submission, [Your Name], [Genre]
  • Body of the email: Your name, contact information, and a brief bio (100 words or less).
  • Attach your submission(s) as a .doc file. Do NOT include your name or contact information on the attached submission.

If you fail to comply with these guidelines, we may ask you to resubmit or we may delete your submission without notice. 


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