Aldrich Press

Unsolicited manuscript submissions are welcome year-round. Your manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form.

Each of our collections receives an ISBN and is printed as a 6x9 book with a glossy or matte cover. Books are listed at Amazon and Kelsay Books, and authors receive 12% royalties on retail sales from each site. Library of Congress registration is optional. Poets also have the option to have their collection published on Kindle.

There is a $20.00 reading fee for full-length submissions. We respond to each submission within fourteen days.

What We Publish

All submissions should be accessible to a general audience; we do not publish intentionally obscure writing. We do not publish poetry that contains religious rants or content that is violent or pornographic. Please avoid using offensive language.

To understand our editorial tastes in poetry, read our sister magazine The Orchards Poetry Journal. We are drawn to work that relies on robust and fresh imagery and metaphor. We love lyrical poetry. Our tastes are very eclectic; however, we may reject manuscripts with poems that require too much unique formatting. Do not submit work that includes drawings or pictures in your manuscript. Aldrich Press no longer accepts poetry manuscripts with images or illustrations in the text.

How to Submit

Submissions should be emailed to

To submit, send an email with the subject line: “Your Name – Your Book’s Title.” Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email with your name, address, phone number, and PayPal receipt number.

Attach two Word documents (not PDFs) to your email: your manuscript and your marketing plan.

How to Format Your Manuscript

Include these elements, in this order:

  • The title
  • Your name
  • A dedication (optional)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Your poetry
  • Your biography

Send these in one Word document attached to your email. Do not send a PDF.

Use 12-point Times New Roman font. Do not insert page numbers or use all capital letters in your titles and headings. Use page breaks between your poems. Ensure your manuscript has been proofread for mistakes and typos.

Reading Fee

The reading fee is $20.00 per full-length submission. You can pay below. Include your receipt number in your submission email.