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2023 Four Way Books June Open Reading Period

Submission Dates: June 1 – June 30, 2023

Open to all poets and fiction writers. Book-length poetry collections, story collections, and novellas.

Submissions accepted online only.

Please read the following instructions carefully here.


About the Press

In 1993, four writers—Jane Brox, Helen Fremont, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Martha Rhodes—laid the groundwork for a small publishing enterprise that would become a highly respected literary press. Four Way Books published its first list of three poetry books in 1995, and currently publish sixteen to eighteen aesthetically diverse titles annually of poetry and short fiction. In the twenty plus years of operation, Four Way Books has not veered from its mission. We are comprised of four primary programs: a literary press, a podcast, a prize program, and an electronic literary journal, Four Way Review.

We publish 16-18 collections of poetry and short fiction a year by emerging and established writers. There are four + ways to submit to us. Click here to learn more

Through our electronic literary review, The Four Way Review we publish poetry, fiction, and interviews throughout the year.  FWR allows us to publish more people each year. Click here to learn more