The Marie Alexander Poetry Series is not currently reading manuscripts. Our next open submission period is scheduled for the summer of 2019.

We don’t just publish prose poetry but also look for innovative collections of flash fiction, short lyric essays, and other hybrid forms. Should you feel your manuscript is a good fit for our series (at least 50 pages in length, with at least half of your pieces in short prose form), please send your work once we announce our reading period in 2019.

At that time, you may submit your manuscript electronically via email to our editor, Nickole Brown, at We ask that you attach only one manuscript in PDF format per email submission, naming the file with your full name (LastnameFirstname.PDF). Please do not send your attachment in any other format than PDF and make sure that the electronic file resembles exactly how you’d like the manuscript to look on the page. The body of your email should be a cover letter of no more than 500 words with complete contact information, any biographical or acknowledgment information relevant to you and your manuscript, as well as notification of any simultaneous submissions.

Should your manuscript be considered for further reading, we may ask you to snail-mail a paper copy at a later date. An award of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press will be given to the poet of the chosen collection. Submissions must be sent during our reading period. No entries sent before that time will be read. There is no entry fee. Submissions will not be read blind and are only open to US citizens.

Reading Samplers

Before submitting, it's always a good idea to become familiar with the work we've published. Please enjoy a sample of work from books we've published:

If you have questions about The Marie Alexander Poetry Series or the submission process, please use the form below or email our editors at

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