Submissions open for 45th Anniversary (BR Issue #124)

Email submission to:

[email protected]

  • Subject line should read  “Submission, [last name], 45th Anniversary”
  • Forms: short story, creative nonfiction, poetry, stand-alone excerpts, essay, 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.
In 2023, Bamboo Ridge will celebrate 45 years of publishing literature and art by, for, and about Hawaiʻi’s people–45 years of preserving and reflecting the cultures and unique voices of Hawaiʻi in stories and poems that have nurtured and inspired generations of readers and writers.

For our upcoming 45th Anniversary collection (Issue #124) we’re thrilled that Eric Chock and Darrell H.Y. Lum, the founders of Bamboo Ridge Press, are returning to guest edit this issue alongside Juliet S. Kono. They want to see your best work!
They’re especially interested in works that are rooted in place and culture and look forward to reading your submissions!


Mark your calendars, the deadline for the 45th Anniversary Issue is JULY 29, 2022.

Check out this throwback post the founding editors wrote back in 2012!

Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

The author certifies that all work submitted is the author’s own original writing.
If the work includes material not written by the author, then the author must clearly indicate in the work what is quoted material and include an attribution assigning proper credit. If the quoted material is copyrighted and not in the public domain, the author must also provide the press with permission(s) to reprint any such quoted material.

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