Open Submissions for New Anthology – Not My President

Thoughtcrime Press is accepting submissions for our new anthology, Not My President.

We want poems and short work (essays etc. under 2000-ish words) that discuss the election of 2016, the truths and fears and anger regarding going forward after the election of Donald Trump, and the shift that has occurred in many friend groups and families because of that election. We want your thoughts on the future, your reflections on the past, and your words of resistance. We want to collect voices of dissent while we still can. We want to share them with the world. A moment of historical significance has occurred, and we want to acknowledge and preserve the reaction to it. We want this book to be referenced in the future as part of our history.

People need to speak out, and never stop. We are not trying to be balanced in our approach to a Trump presidency. Any work glorifying Trump won’t be considered for this publication. We are also saying officially that as a press, Thoughtcrime does not support Trump or his messages of hate, war, misogyny, racism and bigotry. We reject fascism and we embrace the equal rights of all people. If this alienates some who support our press, then we accept that. We don’t need their support to be successful.

All accepted authors will receive a digital copy of the anthology and be able to purchase the printed book from us at print cost +$1.

Profits will be donated to Planned Parenthood and groups supporting Black Lives Matter and public water rights.

The Basics:

-Each author should send between 3-5 poems or one short piece, or any combination thereof, pasted into the body of an email. Attachments won’t be opened. If special formatting is required, send a quick note that explains it and we will request a pdf/word doc.

-We accept previously published work as long as you mention where it was first published and have full rights to reprint it.

-Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Just let us know if somewhere else picks it up.

-The book will be crafted with absolute care for the text, and will stay in print as long as Thoughtcrime remains a press.