Thank you for your interest in submitting to Sidebrow’s 2017 manuscript reading period. Book-length manuscripts of prose, poetry, fiction, cross-genre, and collaborative work may be submitted electronically through October 31, as outlined below.

In lieu of a reading fee, we are asking each of you to kindly support our press and authors by buying the book of your choice from our catalog in conjunction with this reading period. Postage within the United States is on us.

Simultaneous submissions will be considered where noted, but we ask you to notify us promptly should your manuscript be accepted elsewhere. Work published in part as a chapbook will be considered, as long as the manuscript in its current form has not been previously published.

Results of the manuscript reading period are targeted for April 2018. Sidebrow reserves the right to forego publication in the unlikely event that no manuscript submitted during the reading period is deemed fit for publication.


Writers should submit their manuscripts electronically through the Sidebrow website. Although PDFs are preferred, our system also accepts .doc, .docx, .rtf, .dot, and .txt files. Manuscripts should be submitted as a single file. If you wish to submit electronically but are unable to produce a single file of an allowable file type or size, send a note to sidebrow (at) and we will work to accommodate your submission.

To submit, select the Sidebrow title you would like to purchase from the pull-down menu below and click Add to Cart. Your payment will be processed by PayPal. No PayPal account is necessary for credit card orders, and Sidebrow will at no time have access to the financial information required to complete your transaction.

Once your transaction is complete, you will be forwarded to our manuscript upload form to submit your manuscript per the instructions provided on the form. If you encounter any problems, or have any questions, contact us at sidebrow (at)