Plan B Press is a small, independent publishing company that produces limited-run poetry chapbooks by authors who are beginning their careers.

Plan B Press



Plan B Press Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

P.O. Box 4067
Alexandria VA 22303

Phone: (215) 732-2663

Submitting Your Work to Plan B Press

Before submitting to Plan B Press

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Plan B Press by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Plan B Press or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Plan B Press guidelines:

We accept manuscripts, but only for authors who have published fewer than three books (including chapbooks). We specialize in working with authors at the beginning of their writing careers. Due to our schedule we only read them between June 1st and November 30th of each year. We ask that you NOT send manuscripts from January through April due to submission confusion with the chapbook contest.

Please send a collection of work. Two poems, unless they are epically long, does not equal a collection. But please note: Unless a manuscript is incredibly special, we publish almost exclusively chapbooks, not full-length books. 20-30 poems is the range we are looking for.

Submission Guidelines Details for Plan B Press

Market Type: Poetry

Contact: Steven Allen May, President


Accepts: Poetry

Web Address:

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