Please SUBMIT during our open calls only after reading the following information:


ELJ Editions prefers narrative prose and free verse poetry that explores human emotions, experiences, dreams, revelations, etc. We also veer towards the surreal with powerful images and language. If you feel that your poems and/or stories fit into any of these categories, please consider us. We like edgy. We like experimental.


Please send us a bit about yourself in the coverletter, why you write, what your project is and why you had it in your heart to write it. We don’t want your resume or a list of awards. Be humble. Be real. That’s the kind of author we love.


When either submitting or querying, ELJ Editions generally offers expedited responses. If your work is not a snug fit, you will hear from us quickly. If your work is heavily under consideration, we will notify you via the Submittable note feature roughly every 14 days.


We can be reached at any time at for general questions.


We take careful time and consideration with your manuscript. We love the written word. For an example of what we publish, please visit our Catalogue.


We appreciate your continued support.

Happy Trails,



Still want to consider us? Please SUBMIT here. We strongly encourage multiple and simultaneous submissions.