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At this time, River Blossoms Press is establishing its processes. It is uncertain how soon we will open for submissions. As a small, family-owned publishing house that it just starting out, we are committed to taking our time and focusing on quality as we reach the small goals we set for ourselves.

When the time comes, we will start out by seeking contributors for anthology-style chapbooks containing poetry and/or flash fiction, depending on the theme and focus of the project. Our interests range from literary writing to commercial writing, and each book will be crafted with its own cohesive vibe somewhere on that spectrum. Artistry and individuality are our driving force, so all pieces published by River Blossoms Press will meet our definition of such. If you wish to work with us, do not write like everyone else.

River Blossoms Press will be open to all types of poetry (i.e., rhyming and non-rhyming, metered and non-metered), including prose poetry. When it comes to fiction, we will be looking for very short stories that fit our theme and word limit for each project. Prompts will be provided, and some publications will be invite-only.

As a very new, small press, we will be unable to pay contributors (at first). The reward of publication in an anthology through River Blossoms Press will be that the writer earns an honest publication credit while retaining all rights to their work. We will never have writers pay us to publish their work. We will never require our contributors to purchase our books. We will never take away a contributor’s rights to pieces published in an anthology.

If all goes well with chapbooks, we will begin publishing full-length anthologies (poetry and/or fiction). And we are dreaming big. Someday, we’d love to welcome poets to submit full-length manuscripts for publication with us under a traditional publishing contract.

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