Monday, October 26, 2015

Submissions will be OPEN, y'all!

Dear Writers,

We will be opening our doors for multicultural fiction submissions soon (50-120,000 word count). Multicultural fiction submissions are accepted from 12:00 a.m. MST November 1st until 11:59 p.m. MST March 1st annually. No exceptions.

But don't worry. We'll still publish poetry. Poetry submissions are accepted from 12:00 a.m. MST May 1st until 11:59 p.m. MST August 31st annually. No exceptions.

So let's see those submissions, mmkay?


The Editorial Staff

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Breaking the Wheel...or Creating a Beautiful Disaster...

Dear Poet or Writer,

Much like the five-week-old carton of rotting milk sitting in the back of the fridge, this poet/writer has too long ignored her own writing. So in the midst of working on an unfinished novel, I decided to expand this e-press into publishing something I've always been a fan of reading: multicultural literature. It's rare to see a press publish both high and "low" brow works. Especially to do so exclusively online. But then again, the I've always been an odd phoenix.

So in the off season of closed submissions, the press will be undergoing some major reconstruction. Most of it will be internal: instituting a style sheet, drafting sample contracts, finally adding job descriptions to the internships, et cetera. This may take up to the full year I specked doors will remain closed (or it may be sooner). In any case, I ask that you wish me well in this strange of growth journey.

And as always, keep writing...


Natasha Andreil
Editor-in-Chief & Founder

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Submissions are CLOSED until further notice...

Dear Poets and Literati,

We have decided to close our doors "indefinitely". The Editor-in-Chief & Founder has decided to focus on her career as a writer rather helping others to succeed in theirs. Helping others gain notoriety in the literary world is a noble thing. But it requires more dedication than the Founder anticipated, and she now finds that her own works are not getting the attention they need as well.

We will continue to keep the website active, as we hope to be in operation in a year's time or so. But until then, keep writing!

All the best,

The Editorial Staff

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Submissions are OPEN!

Submissions are open until August 31st! That means we're looking for poetry that rips at the raw edge of reality, is filled with duende, and fills the infinite white landscape of pages everywhere. So where's your chapbook!

We dare you to submit...


The Editorial Staff

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Should I Include a "Cover" Letter with My Submission?

Dear Poet,

As the publishing industry becomes more refined, we find that getting published with larger presses is almost like applying for a job. Since those writers applied for that "position", editors understand that they all have the capability of writing. But it doesn't always mean that those editors are certain to "hire" all "applicants" because they are good writers. They do it because those writers also know how to present their works in the best light. Those writers followed the submissions guidelines like their lives depended on it.

It's good to learn to stand out in a crowd of other poets. Sometimes submitting a "cover" or query letter is the best way to stand out. But we don't feel poets should do that with our press. We believe that a poet's work should stand for itself.

In fact, if you submit a "cover" or query letter, we can guarantee you that we won't read it. We prefer to dig into the poet's work without an appetizer, especially so with a newbie poet. Discovering the depths of a poet's manuscript with an undiluted perspective is how we work best.

In short, it is up to you if you wish to include a query letter, but it may be best for you not to include it with your submission. It won't be read and we'd hate for you to waste all that effort.



Friday, November 22, 2013

So...Do I Need an Agent to Submit to Stasia Press?

Dear Poet,

We first intended to write a long, drawn out letter about how we wanted to appeal to the underdog, how we think the industry favors established poets over newbies, and how we think the submission process should remain simplified. But that only leads to long sentences we all can't help editing to death. So we decided to keep things short and sweet.

In our opinion, literary agents are wonderfully talented people who champion the poet's talents and legal rights. However, they better serve poets who are more established. Poets have to build up their own reputation from the ground up to even get noticed by small publishers, presses, and literary magazines. Newbie poets have a hard enough time doing so. And it's equally challenging to do the same with literary agents.

But just because you already have a literary agent to represent you doesn't mean your submission is not welcome. Everyone is welcome to submit their manuscript to Stasia Press...when submissions are open.

In short, you don't need a literary agent to submit. But you do need to impress us with your talent. We can't wait to read your submissions during the open season.


The Editorial Staff

Friday, October 4, 2013

Submissions Are Closed...

Dear Poet,

We'd like to thank you for take the time to compile your submission and presenting to us for our perusal. We appreciate your support in helping us make it through our first round of submissions. We hope to see more submissions from more poets next year.

Keep poetry alive.
Support the arts.


N. Andreil Martin
Editor-in-Chief & Founder