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Submissions are closed. Please follow on social for updates. Also, please submit to the journal as this can be a good way to get noticed for the press.

Most of the pamphlets to be published are by authors published first on Beir Bua Journal. So keep on eye on the journal for her sporadic open submissions dates to be published and noticed by the editors.

Submissions sent when we are closed will be deleted, unread.

Note, this is an Irish press and mainly publish Irish, UK, (some Europe and America) based poets as this is our audience base.

32 pages. Including but not limited to: 

Poetry
Visual poetry and Poetry with a 50:50 ration
Single Short Stories
Linked Short Stories
Fictions
Non-Fiction
Essays
Experiments

Please do considering buying a beautiful pamphlet made by this Irish press before you submit so you get a feel for the press and support it, if you are in a position to do so.

Please only include up to 35% of poems that have published in journals and include the journal name in the email.

No translations. (due to book formatting and not being able to show English and original side-by-side.)

Formatting:

1. Poetry pamphlets = up to 32 pages of A5 size pages.

2. Formatted to A5 in .doc (I use Google Drive word – open doc, file, page set-up, select A5 – see image) For Microsoft Word – I’m sure its in the page layout also.

3. Font Palatino Linotype (or Times New Roman) and size 10. No page numbers and nothing in the header.

4. Save your pamphlet with your name and its title.

5. Email the press( email will be shared when we are open)

  • Say hello.
  • A 60 word (NO LONGER) biography in the body of an email. (Previous publications or experience don’t matter – at all.)
  • Your social media links website, and a simple 3 line description of how can intend to market your book.
  • Email subject: Submission

For the moment this is a one-womxn press so please keep formatting calm enough for Beir Bua Press house style. See our social media for an idea of what we can do with the pamphlets and buy one.

We aim to get back to submission within 3 months. Once the poet has signed a contract – protecting your rights and informing you of the process and expectations.

While I’d love to be able to provide feedback on submissions we don’t take on there is no budget for the time that work would take.

 Royalties and Contracts

It’s important to me, as a poet, that Beir Bua Press pays poets – even from the start of this new press.

Authors will receive a copy of their book upon publication and 30% in royalties; this is 3 times the recommended royalty rate from the Society of Authors. 

There will be contracts – to protect both parties rights and that royalties are paid correctly.

Copyright always remains with you, the poet; there will be no first refusals, no exclusivity deals, and nothing that will tie you in.

To help with publicity of the poets and the press 3 of your poems will be n in that year’s anthology (if we publish one). 

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