EastOver Press publishes books by emerging and established writers. We focus on collections of short stories, essays, or poetry, though we are open to hybrid forms and genre-expanding work. We seek to publish work in a format that honors both the writing and the writer. To see the books published or forthcoming from the Press, please see our website at eastoverpress.com.

EastOver Press seeks work that responds to our common experience and reflects our differences. We are interested in work by all writers, especially those historically underrepresented in literary publishing. We welcome submissions from clinicians and others working in health care. 

The submission period for the 2022 EastOver Prize for Nonfiction  has now closed. The winner(s) will be announced by or before September  1, 2022. EastOver Press will not hold a Fiction Prize contest for 2022.

Manuscript Guidelines 

1.  Manuscripts must be submitted as a MS Word file, double-spaced with numbered pages, set in a standard 12-point font (such as Times New Roman.)  

2. The author's name, mailing address and email should appear on the first page of the manuscript. 

3.  Manuscripts must include a table of contents with page numbers and an acknowledgments page for previous publications of individual sections.

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Cutleaf is an online literary journal published by EastOver Press. We welcome unsolicited and unpublished original poetry, short stories, essays, and other nonfiction from established and emerging writers. We are very unlikely to publish genre fiction, young adult fiction, teen paranormal romance, erotica, science fiction, comics, or graphics-based short stories. We consider simultaneous submissions with the understanding that you will quickly inform us if a piece is accepted by another publication. Please go to the journal to read the sort of work we publish before submitting. 

The reading period for the 2023 Cutleaf publication year will begin Sept 1, 2022. Please limit submissions to two per reading period.

Cutleaf will pay from $100 to $400 for prose and from $50 to $100 for poetry per poem. All fees collected for submissions go towards payments for writers. Cutleaf acquires non-exclusive first serial rights throughout North America to publish work in all editions of Cutleaf, wherever published and distributed, including hard copy and electronic formats. Writers receive credit of authorship in accordance with customary practice of Cutleaf. We reserve the right to make any work that we’ve published available in the Cutleaf archives on our website. Should a piece first published in Cutleaf be reprinted in another work, we request the later publication include an acknowledgment of Cutleaf. Work published online in Cutleaf may be chosen for inclusion in the Cutleaf Anthology published at the end of every calendar year.

Both EastOver Press and Cutleaf seek work that responds to our common experience and reflects our differences. We are interested in work by all writers, especially those historically underrepresented in literary publishing.

EastOver Press is accepting short stories for a forthcoming anthology. The anthology will focus exclusively on BIPOC writers who live in or hail from rural or semi-rural locales (in the United States) and whose short stories feature characters living and/or working in rural or semi-rural spaces. Submissions should be no more than 25 pages or 7500 words and may include up to three submissions per author or five submissions per editor of a literary journal. We are only accepting previously published stories at this time, and those stories should have been published in 2020 or 2021. Our payment to authors upon publication of the anthology is $100-$300. Send questions to keith@eastoverpress.com.

EastOver Press & Cutleaf Journal