of Gertrude Journal is now available.
Art by Miller and Shellabarger and writing by William L. Alton, Will Cordeiro, Nikki Paley Cox, Meredith Doench, Steve Drum, Jennie Ehrenhalt, Jodie Garay, Rae Gouirand, Elizabeth Greenhill, Dena Rash Guzman, Molly Sutton Kiefer, Chaney Kwak, Rex Leonowicz, Alistair McCartney, Anthony Moll, Cynthia Neely, Jason Oet, David Pickering, Nicole Santalucia, Sam Sax, Vince Sgambati, Charles Springer, Jeff Tigchelaar, David Weisberg, Arisa White, and Yuvi Zalkow.
Gertrude is pleased to feature an interview with poet Arisa White in our current issue.
Arisa White's first full-length collection, Hurrah’s Nest, nominated for the 44th NAACP Image Award, made some of Gertrude’s editorial staff fall in love and want to know more. Her second full-length collection, A Penny Saved, was published by Willow Books. Gertrude’s Elizabeth Simson had the honor of interviewing Arisa for issue 19 of Gertrude. Read the interview now »
Gertrude is pleased to feature Chaney Kwak's writing in issue 19.
Chaney's writing appears in Zyzzyva, the New York Times, 2011-2012 Best American Short Plays and The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35. He works as a correspondent for Condé Nast Daily Traveler. Check out Chaney's work in issue 19 or read it online now.
For Gertrude, the annual literary journal of Gertrude Press
Gertrude accepts manuscripts from new and established writers and artists. Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific and we welcome writers and artists from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions with notification. We do not accept previously published work. Please note that we do not publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual competition.
Gertrude accepts electronic submissions submitted through our online submission form. We highly prefer online submissions BUT if snail mail is your only option, be aware it will take us longer to get back to you. If submitting by snail mail, please provide us with an email address for notification. Do not place your name directly on manuscripts. Submissions that do not include an SASE will be discarded. We shred and recycle all unused manuscripts.
For electronic submissions, please use our online submission form only.
Poetry: Submit up to six poems of any subject matter. There is no line limit; however, poems less than 60 lines are preferable.
Fiction/Novel Excerpts*/Creative Nonfiction: Submit one to two pieces, double-spaced, up to 3000 words, of any subject matter. Include a word count for each piece in your cover letter.
Interviews: Please query the editor by email with your proposal.
Art: Gertrude showcases one visual artist per issue, including full-color cover and six to eight black and white images inside the journal. To submit artwork for future issues, please send slides, prints (do not send originals), or a website URL to the attention of the art editor.
Send all manuscripts and artwork to:
PO Box 28281
Portland OR 97228
Response time is nine to twelve months and varies based on when the submission was received.
*Gertrude Press does not publish novels at this time.