Deadly Chaps Press is a Brooklyn based Independent Publisher of chapbooks, full-length collections, and literary journals.

Our literary journal, Short, Fast, and Deadly (SF&D) is published semi-annually. It accepts:

  • Poetry in 50 words or less
  • Prose in 250 words or less
  • Word Art including Asemic art
  • Feature Sections including 6 pages of work, author photo, and author interview (for past contributors only or by invitation)
At this time we are unable to offer payment or print copies to contributors. However, a free PDF will be emailed to every contributor and the work will always be available to view for free online. Additionally, contributors to Short, Fast, and Deadly (SF&D) are entitled to purchase books from the ENTIRE Deadly Chaps Press catalog at the author discount!

Deadly Chaps Press publishes 4-8 books a year including chapbooks and full-length collections of Prose, Poetry, and Art. We are a paying press. See the manuscript submission link below for more details.

Poetry in 50 words or less. Flash Fiction in 250 words or less. Creative non-fiction in 250 words or less.

Include a link to your website in the bio section. 

Upload 1-3 submissions in a single Word document.

Visual art incorporating text (including Asemic work).

Sent in .jgp format with a resolution of 300ppi, a base width of 4 inches, and a corresponding height of up to 6 inches.

Include a link to your website in the bio section.

6 standard length poems or 6 pages of doubles spaced fiction, creative non-fiction, word art, or long-form poetry (mixed submissions are allowed).

Include all work in a single Word document.

Include an author photo in jpg format, minimim 300dpi at 4 inches base width.

Include answers to our standard 6 question interview (100 words or less per question): Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

Include a link to your website in the bio section.

Unless by invitation, feature sections are only open to authors with a publication history with SF&D. Please cite the issue in which your work has been featured.
Our 2016 publishing roster is currently full for Deadly Chaps Press. In 2017 we will publish:
1 full-length collection of Prose: Short Stories, Creative Non-Fiction, Novella, or Flash Fiction (100+ pages)
1 full-length collection of Poetry (60+ pages)
1 chapbook-length collection of Poetry or Prose  (30-60 pages)
1 full-color collection of Word Art (20-40 pages)

Deadly Chaps Press pays each of its authors a $50 honorarium on publication and royalties of 50% of the net on print and POD copies. As such, we assess a $10 reading fee per submission to also compensate our editors for their time.

Please upload your full manuscript and include the category in the title section
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