Fathom Books seeks writing of peril, philosophical power, and experiment; our primary interest is text by women and queers. We care for voices willing to speak in their own alien throats. 


SHARKPACK Poetry Review is an imprint of Fathom.


FORTHCOMING OPPORTUNITIES, 2020: 


3/15/20 – 5/1/20: Submissions accepted for the SHARKPACK SHORTS, a twice-monthly, fully-online feature at fathombooks.org. Short poems (30 lines maximum) and flash prose (500 words maximum) only. Content live beginning in September, 2020; this call’s contributors receive a free shortbook from the Fathom library. 

9/1/20 – 10/1/20: Submissions accepted for longbooks: avant-garde poetry, experimental fiction, speculation, Non-, Other. This is not a contest, but an opportunity to get your strange manuscript in front of the editor. (Drobnik’s Nocturine, out in 2020, was selected from our most recent open call.) 75 pages maximum for poetry; 115 all other genres (if you’ve written something longer and extraordinary, trim your manuscript to fit guidelines and leave a note for us). Every effort will be made to reply with a few lines in way of reflection on your work. $15 fee.

11/15/20 – 12/15/20: Open submissions for SHARKPACK Annual 2021. The theme is STREET. Submission is free, with paid options for expedited response. Cash honorariums paid; publication is in paperbook, with selections featured online.  



A few notes for SHARKPACK SHORTS :


1. Please review our general aesthetic before submitting; most work in contemporary vogue is of no interest to us. We want the literature that remains frightfully alive, substantive, electric, forceful, abstruse. We are interested primarily in text by women, queers, and those considering themselves l'autre—Other. Submit accordingly. 

2. In this case, please limit your submission to no more than three (3) poems. Each poem may be a maximum of 30 lines.

3. Please do not include a cover letter—your writing will be your only qualification. 

4. Please assure your contact information on submittable.com is accurate, and that some part of it (e-mail, telephone) will remain so for the next year. 

5. Please send us a few of your best pieces; we promise to review them with great attention.

6. This portal is for poetry, but do not feel bound by genre, which is a shorthand. Any experiment is heeded in this house.  


We aim to reply within 60 days. Thank you kindly for your submission.  

A few notes for SHARKPACK SHORTS :


1. Please review our general aesthetic before submitting; most work in contemporary vogue is of no interest to us. We want the literature that remains frightfully alive, substantive, electric, forceful, abstruse. We are interested primarily in text by women, queers, and those considering themselves l'autre—Other. Submit accordingly. 

2. In this case, please limit your submission to no more than three (3) poems. Each poem may be a maximum of 30 lines.

3. Please do not include a cover letter—your writing will be your only qualification. 

4. Please assure your contact information on submittable.com is accurate, and that some part of it (e-mail, telephone) will remain so for the next year. 

5. Please send us a few of your best pieces; we promise to review them with great attention.

6. This portal is for prose, but do not feel bound by genre, which is a shorthand. Any experiment is heeded in this house.  


We aim to reply in 60 days. Thank you kindly for your submission.  

Fathom Books