The Aldrich Press

is an imprint company of Kelsay Books. We accept unsolicited manuscripts from accomplished poets year round. Authors are expected to be widely published in magazines and journals.

  • Poets may submit 24-90 poems (to be published in a 6 x 9 glossy cover chapbook).
  • All manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, 12-point font.
  • Include in this order: Title page, Dedication, Acknowledgments, Poems, Bio.
  • Poets should include their name and address. 
  • Manuscripts will be responded to within 1 week.
  • The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form.
  • All submissions must be accessible to a general audience; we do not publish writing that is intentionally obscure. We do not publish poetry that contains religious rants, pornographic, or violent stories.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.
  • We require a reading fee on all unsolicited manuscripts of $20.00
  • Please include a cover letter with your submission.
  • Books retail at $14.00
  • We appreciate working with well connected poets who do readings, please tell us a little about your marketing plan.
  • Books have an ISBN number and are listed at Amazon.
  • 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.
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. Email to: aldrichpublishing(at)gmail(dot)com

Reading fee: please use the pay now button at the bottom of the page.

Reading Fee