Currently open for submissions: 45th Anniversary Issue
Our 45th Anniversary Issue (#124) will welcome the return of Bamboo Ridge founding editors Eric Chock and Darrell H.Y. Lum along with Juliet S. Kono!
Find out more info and guidelines here.
DEADLINE: July 29th, 2022
*We are not currently considering book manuscripts.
What we’re looking for: Thought-provoking and unforgettable pieces that sustain us. Writing that feeds the soul. While we invite submissions from all writers, we’re especially interested in seeing speculative works rooted in, and from, Hawaiʻi, the Pacific region, and island communities. We’re also particularly thrilled by storytelling that helps us think more deeply and imagines us into better possible worlds.
We’re open to all written and visual forms, i.e. short fiction, poetry, plays, comics, experimental forms, hybrid/mixed-genre, and even speculative nonfiction (Google it).
What we’re NOT looking for: We are not looking for work that promotes hate speech, presents stereotypes, and/or romanticizes or exoticizes a culture/place/ or people. Work that is clearly racist, homophobic, ableist, sexist, classist, or anti-trans will not be considered.
Email your submission to BRPsubmissions@gmail.com
- Subject line should read “Submission, [last name], 45th Anniversary”
- Forms: prose, creative nonfiction, poetry, stand-alone excerpts, visual art, experimental forms.
- Prose (word count/page count): 5,000 words
- Poetry (# of poems): up to 5 poems per author (no more than 10 pages)
- Word or PDF. Send as an attachment.
- Include your author name, byline if different, short bio, and contact information. Please also indicate the island that you are from. If you are not from the Pacific, please indicate your connection to Hawai’i or the Pacific region.
- We value your submissions however, cannot respond to every email personally. If your work is chosen for publication you will hear from us as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and patience during the selection process and hope you continue to submit in the future.
- Submissions that include song lyrics, or that quote heavily from an already published work (including references like dictionaries) require that the author get permission from the publisher.