Open Reading Period 01/23/2020 – 02/29/2020

Adjunct Press is excited to announce our first open reading period between January 23 and February 29, 2020. Please send submissions as a PDF to

Who we are:

We are a two-person, two-cat chapbook press in Milwaukee. We’ve averaged 3 releases per year. We make hand-bound chapbooks in editions of 50 copies. We provide the author with 20 copies, give one copy to the UW Milwaukee Special Collections a few copies to Woodland Pattern, and try to sell the rest on our website to fund the next chapbook project. We are very bad at promotion but can promise Instagram posts of the chapbook with our cats. When a book sells out, we like to put the pdf up on our website (with the author’s permission).

What we are looking for:

We have mostly published poetry, with a brief venture into essays. We want to use this open submission period to expand on our comfort zone and are interested in work that complicates our usual categories.

The classic chapbook is fewer 48 or fewer pages, but we’ve had fun pushing against usual chapbook boundaries and will be open to submissions that aren’t traditionally “chapbook-sized” (Within reason, keep in mind the hand-binding part).

We’ve enjoyed working with authors both within and outside of academia. We are especially interested in publishing authors who have been traditionally underrepresented in the poetry/small press world. Check out the PDFs of work that we’ve previously published because it’s awesome, but definitely consider submitting your work even if it doesn’t seem to match any established aesthetic.

After submitting:

We will try to respond as quickly as possible, but please keep in mind that we are two people with full time jobs who are also taking night classes, so please forgive us in advance.

Simultaneous submissions?

Hell yeah, go nuts. Let us know if you accept publication somewhere else and want to remove your submission from consideration. Or, if you wanted to leave it in and maybe get two different editions, we’d probably be down for that if the other people are.

Any questions:

Please email us at if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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