Alabaster Leaves Publishing

Alabaster Leaves Publishing is for emerging poets. Manuscripts are accepted year-round. There is no reading fee.

Poets may submit 24-35 poems but no more than 35 pages of poetry (to be published in a 6 x 9 glossy cover book).

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

Poets should include their name and address in a cover letter. Please make sure to include an email address with your information.
Although we publish newer poets, we expect half of the poems to be previously published in magazines and journals. Please include the acknowledgments.

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The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form.

All submissions must be accessible to a general audience; we do not publish writing that is intentionally obscure. We do not publish poetry that contains religious rants, pornographic, or violent stories.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.

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

To view our editorial tastes in poetry, read our magazine The Orchards. 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. No experimental poetry, please.

How to submit: type your name in the subject line of your email. Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email, attach your document.
No Reading Fee