Open Call

The open call reading period is currently not open; we will announce the 2023 guidelines by August 2023. 

Autumn House accepts full-length manuscripts for publication consideration from September 1 to November 1 (or we reach 300 manuscripts). We will respond to all submissions within 6 months. If you have any questions, please check our FAQs page.

  • Poetry manuscripts should be between 50-80 pages
  • Prose manuscripts should be between 100-250 pages
  • We do not accept paper submissions
  • You may include a brief bio in the “cover letter” section of Submittable
  • Feel free to include a table of contents
  • Do not include an acknowledgments page in the manuscript
  • Simultaneous submissions permitted