Francis is interested in publishing small runs of small chapbooks, zines, pamphlets, broadsides, and other literary ephemera. We are looking for words to turn into striking, soft, subtle, and/or sexy art objects. We want to play with your words and find the form that fits them best.
This category is for projects that are eight (8) pages or less. If you'd like to submit a longer work, please use the Open Chapbook Submissions form. Manuscripts should be submitted in a .doc or .pdf format. Please use a standard 12pt font, single-spaced (unless you're intentionally using space differently).
Manuscripts should be primarily in English, though multilingual manuscripts are A+ and translations are also acceptable as long as you hold any necessary rights. Collaborative manuscripts are great, as are illustrations and other design elements that you or a collaborator have already made to accompany the texts. Please don't send us clipart.
Your manuscript should be previously unpublished in its current form. Please let us know if any parts of your submission have appeared elsewhere.
Authors of selected manuscripts will receive 20% of the initial print run, with the option to buy more copies at a reduced price, as well as miscellaneous literary ephemera from around the House.
We do charge a small reading fee for this category in order to help us cover costs. If this is prohibitive for you, please get in touch with us through our contact form on the site. You can also opt to apply your reading fee toward ordering a book, at a discounted rate.
Please note that this form will be open continuously; response times may be quite long!