Calypso Editions, a cooperative press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective, publishes four books each year. In order to maintain our successful track record of discovering exciting new works, we’ll be holding two open submission periods, one for English-language authors (September) and another for work translated into English (May), each year. While we choose not to charge a reading fee, we hope that you will purchase a book from us or from another small press. You can also donate money to Calypso Editions—and every dollar helps. Calypso is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible.


September Open Submission period:


Please submit your manuscript of English-language poetry (between 45-75 pages) or prose (short-stories/novellas/novels, up to 52,000 words) as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file during the month of September. Include a biographical note that mentions your previous publications.


Response time:


You will hear from us within three to five months.


We believe that literature is essential to building an international community of readers and writers. Thank you so much for your interest and support of our publishing program.


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