Aldrich Press


Aldrich Press accepts free verse poetry and manuscripts are welcome year-round.

Poets may submit 30-90 pages of poetry (to be published in a 6 x 9 book).

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

Include in this order: Title page and name, Dedication, Acknowledgments, Poems, and Biography.

Include your name, address, and phone number in a cover email.

We respond to manuscripts 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The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form.

All submissions must be accessible to a general audience; we do not publish writing that is intentionally obscure. We do not publish poetry that contains religious rants, pornographic, or violent stories.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 do not submit work that includes drawings or pictures in your manuscript. 

We require a reading fee on all unsolicited manuscripts of $20.00. Please include your PayPal receipt number in the body of your email.

Please include a cover letter with your submission.

Books have an ISBN and are listed at Amazon and Kelsay Books.

We offer 12% royalties on the retail sales of the books from Amazon and our bookstore.

To view our editorial tastes in poetry, read our magazine The Orchards Poetry Journal. We enjoy 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 a unique set up.

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. Include the Paypal reading fee receipt number. Provide a marketing plan for your book sales. Reading fee $20.00

Email your manuscript to kelsay.karen@gmail.com