Aldrich Press accepts free verse poetry. Manuscripts are welcome year-round. Authors are expected to be widely published in magazines and journals.


Poets may submit 24-90 poems (to be published in a 6 x 9 glossy cover book).

All manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Please do not insert page breaks, page numbers, or anything else on the page besides the title and poem.

Include in this order: Title page, Dedication, Acknowledgments, Poems, Bio.

Poets should include their name and address.

Manuscripts will be responded to within fourteen days.

The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form.

All submissions must be accessible to a general audience; we do not publish writing that is intentionally obscure. We do not publish poetry that contains religious rants, pornographic, or violent stories. Please avoid using offensive language.
We require a reading fee on all unsolicited manuscripts of $20.00. Please include your paypal receipt number in the cover letter.

Please include a cover letter with your submission.

Books retail at $14.00, they have an ISBN number and are listed at Amazon.

As of April 1, 2013, we will be offering 12% royalties on book sales.

To view our editorial tastes in poetry, read our magazine Victorian Violet Press. We are drawn to work that relies on strong, fresh imagery and metaphor. We love lyrical poetry. Our tastes are very eclectic; however, we may reject manuscripts with poems that require a special set up.

Please do NOT use all capital letters in your poem titles.

How to submit: type your name and manuscript title in the subject line of your email. Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email, attach your document.

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Please use the payment button below to send your reading fee.