Visual Poetry Series Submission Guidelines


We will accept submissions for our Visual Poetry Series through our open reading period, which will run from June 2017 – August 2017. Previous books in our visual poetry series include Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours by Bianca Stone and Book of No Ledge by Nance Van Winckel, which will be released in Fall 2016. All volumes in the Visual Poetry Series are printed in full-color editions and are distributed widely by LSU Press. The reading fee for submissions during this period is $15.

We are open to any and all interpretations of “visual poetry” — collages, comics, erasures, obliteratures, illustrated creative writing, etc., etc. We define the word “poetry” broadly and loosely when it comes to this series. Surprise us! Your manuscript should be a minimum of 60 pages and can be as long as you like.

We can accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf files. When saving your file, please choose to save as the smallest possible file size, so our servers don’t become overwhelmed by large files. (If we choose to publish your book, we’ll request high-resolution files at that time.)

To submit your visual poetry manuscript please complete the following two steps:

  1. Go HERE (to the University of Central Missouri online marketplace) to pay the$15 reading fee.
  2. After you have paid your fee, go to to upload your manuscript to our submission manager. Please put your order number in the comments fields of the submission manager.


You may also choose to submit your manuscript the old-fashioned way by mailing it (and your check for the reading fee) to:

Pleiades Press
Department of English & Philosophy
Martin Hall 336
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093