Open Call

The open call reading period is on hiatus for 2021; we’ll re-open the reading period in 2022 for poetry manuscripts only. 

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.

  • There is a $3 fee to submit
  • 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