Submission Guidelines

ZED Press is looking for unique and interesting chapbook submissions from across the world for its third series. We’re looking for writing that is experimental in form and/or content, and we have a particular interest in cross-genre work that bends or breaks traditional genre “rules.” Show us something we’ve never seen before, whether it’s poetry, prose, or a combination of the two.

We hope to highlight a collection of voices that are underrepresented in literature: women, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, LGBTQIA2S writers, writers with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups. ZED can take or leave punctuation but always accepts new voices, quiet or otherwise. Our focus is primarily toward emerging writers, but we are always open to seeing what writers are working on.

Note: Our submissions are open until August 31, 2019!

We accept manuscripts up to 32 pages in length (double spaced if prose). Please email your manuscript to in a .doc or .docx format, or as a PDF if necessary to maintain essential formatting.