We want every unsent text you wish you were brave enough to send. Consider this an open phone plan.

Below is a snippet from our editor-in-chief; it includes a list of things we're always interested in reading more about, primarily feelings and ideas that excite & break us like waves against the shore.

GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts, when a heart breaks does it echo, Boston accents, smiling into a kiss, New York, the state almost touching it just as much as I’m never touching you, empty spaces that make me choke, bright, half hideous stuffed animals won from claw machines, that moment when someone smiles + they put their hand over the camera lens, wishing I could make out with my phone and somehow transfer it like a Venmo, throwing dumb shit across my room to feel in control, eating Cheetos and nothing else all day, more alcohol, not remembering anything about that dream except knowing you were in it, pining, standing in the pool for hours and not moving, music videos in my head spilling out onto pavement, colored smoke, hazy boundaries, lines that slip like Crayola chalk in the rain, touching myself and wishing it was you instead, screaming sounds instead of words bc what do I even say, begging for a release bc this body can’t hold it all in, every single “I love you” + “I’m sorry” + “do you think we will ever be able to work” + all the in-betweens, a compilation of snapchat messages + insta DMs + texts + Spotify songs played right when you log on just in case you’re still watching me + the day we first met, digitalized 4ever, heartbeats sent through iMessage, voice memos recorded at 3 am & never sent to you but sometimes played back to myself years later to remind these fangs that there was a time I still fucking cared about something [anything], fisticuffs, friends to enemies to lovers to emotional tag as an Olympic sport, concentrated want like orange juice but it hurts more when I swallow, unobtainable vulnerability, balloons after a party when they fall really slowly and it’s like watching you leave all over again but in slow motion [funny bc you’re always running], birthday cake, 6 years of cards, candles which remind me of fire, remind me of your hands, remind me of that Buffy episode where she & Spike fuck & the whole goddamn house falls to the ground, absence, missing flights, missing chances, + missing you 

Multimedia, nontraditional, and experimental collections are encouraged but not required.

Storm of Blue Press is by & for lgbtq women & nonbinary people. In your cover letter, please highlight the connection you personally have with the lgbtq community and with being a woman or nonbinary. 

We discourage third person bios with a string of publications and no personal connection. At Blue, it doesn't matter where you've been previously published (although it's really cool to meet those familiar with our friends of course). Bios can instead be built around unique aspects of your presence, and even include non-writing related attributes. Who do you fight for? What makes you angry, mad, or passionate? Who do you love and why? What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you? Favorite food, dogs or cats, tiny, microscopic details you don't think anyone cares about... [spoiler alert: we care a lot]. Choose some of the above prompts or create your own, but please remain original, authentic, and unapologetically yourself. 

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work finds home elsewhere. 

There is currently no reading fee for Blue Literary Magazine. Because of this, we currently don't have the funds to pay online contributors. If given permission to showcase your work on our online store via merch, you will receive 50% of all net proceeds. If Blue accumulates the resources to print monthly issues of our literary magazine, our contributor compensation policy will change. 

Storm of Blue Press requires a $15 reading fee for zines and micro chapbooks (25 pages and less), a $20 reading fee for chapbooks (50 pages and less) and a $25 reading fee for full length poetry collections. We are not currently accepting young adult manuscripts unless they are lgbtq centered and absolutely amazing ($25 reading fee as well because we value both your time and ours). 

Blue Literary Magazine and Storm of Blue Press are by & for women & nonbinary people. All male submissions will be automatically declined.

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
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Our issue, "angel", navigates themes of rape/sexual assault, eventual recovery, the implementation of healthier habits, reverence, the intersection of religion and queerness, angels, demons, how Lucifer was both & so was the person you're writing about.
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Each of our issues is after a song title or lyric fragment; "angel" is after the song "not about angels" by Birdy.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
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We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
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This issue is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
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All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
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All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
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Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
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Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
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The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
 .
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
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The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
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Our issue, "fault line", encapsulates hard discussions and centers around the point of no return within a relationship/fall out. When cracks fracture inside a break, whose fault is it really? Can pieces ever fully come together again, or is it just a cheap imitation of the original, unbroken fixture? 

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Each of our issues is after a song title or lyric fragment; "fault line" is after a specific lyric fragment within "By the Grace of God" by Katy Perry.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
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We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
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This issue is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
 .
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
 .
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
 .
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
 .
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
 .
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
 .
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
 .
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
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Our  issue, "supercut", = GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts...

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Each of our issues is after a song title or lyric fragment; "supercut" is after the song of the same title by Lorde.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
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We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
.
This issue is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
.
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
.
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
.
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
.
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
.
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
.
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
.
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
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Our January issue, "winterbreak" deals with themes of unrequited feelings, friends to lovers to enemies to friends with benefits to ? to nothing, college / dorm life, and trying to save something you just can't.

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Each of our issues is after a song title or lyric fragment; "winterbreak" is after the song of the same title by MUNA.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
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We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
.
This issue is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
.
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
.
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
.
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
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SOFT DEADLINE: November 30th

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PRINT DATE: January, 2020
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Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
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The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
.
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
.
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
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Our April issue, "robbers" explores themes of emotional abuse and violence within relationships, hiding true colors, the aftermath of always fighting with someone, and who gets away with the money and the keys.
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Each of our issues is after a song title or lyric fragment; "robbers" is after the song of the same title by The 1975.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
 .
We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
 .
This issue is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
 .
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
 .
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
 .
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in your cover letter (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
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SOFT DEADLINE: February 28th
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PRINT DATE: April, 2020
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Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
 .
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
 .
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
 .
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

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We are so excited to announce our first anthology: “catch flights, not feelings”, a collection that touches base on long distance relationships & missed connections in the same sense as a plane hugging its landing strip.

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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.

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We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.

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This anthology is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.

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All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.

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All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.

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Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).

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SOFT PRINT DATE: January, 2020

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Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

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The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.

.
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.

.
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

.

We are so excited to announce our first anthology: “catch flights, not feelings”, a collection that touches base on long distance relationships & missed connections in the same sense as a plane hugging its landing strip.

.

THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.

.

We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.

.

All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.

.

All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.

.

Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).

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SOFT PRINT DATE: January, 2020

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Submissions should include 1-3 photos in a single document, depending on the price option you selected. 

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Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
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We are so excited to announce our second anthology: “plastic cutlery & other sharp objects [a list of things we broke]”, a collection that inspects remaining sharp, yet entirely breakable / the intersection of softness, boundaries, & bad decisions.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
.
We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
.
This anthology is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
.
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
.
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
.
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
.
SOFT PRINT DATE: February, 2020
.
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
.
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
.
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
.
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
.
We are so excited to announce our second anthology: “plastic cutlery & other sharp objects [a list of things we broke]”, a collection that inspects remaining sharp, yet entirely breakable / the intersection of softness, boundaries, & bad decisions.
.
THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
.
We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
.
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
.
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
.
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
.
SOFT PRINT DATE: February, 2020
.
Submissions should include 1-3 photos in a single document, depending on the price option you selected.
.
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
.
We are so excited to announce our third anthology: “if we were made of water”, after the BANKS song of the same title. This collection reflects upon water signs, the intersection of metaphors and baptism, how the elements influence emotions, aspects of astrology & how specific astrological signs both compliment and destroy each other, your exact string of thoughts as you sit in your half-dirty bathtub in the dark at 2:56 am on a Sunday night, the slow unwinding of relationships just as everything eventually dissolves in liquid, and tsunamis of inexcusable want for those who clearly don't want you.  
.
THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
.
We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
.
This anthology is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
.
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
.
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
.
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
.
SOFT PRINT DATE: March, 2020
.
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
.
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
.
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
.
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
 .
We are so excited to announce our third anthology: “if we were made of water”, after the BANKS song of the same title. This collection reflects upon water signs, the intersection of metaphors and baptism, how the elements influence emotions, aspects of astrology & how specific astrological signs both compliment and destroy each other, your exact string of thoughts as you sit in your half-dirty bathtub in the dark at 2:56 am on a Sunday night, the slow unwinding of relationships just as everything eventually dissolves in liquid, and tsunamis of inexcusable want for those who clearly don't want you.  
 .

THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
 .
We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
 .
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
 .
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
 .
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
 .
SOFT PRINT DATE: March, 2020
 .
Submissions should include 1-3 photos in a single document, depending on the price option you selected.
 .
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
.
We are so excited to announce our fourth anthology, tentatively titled: “I miss you everywhere”. This collection is a bit unorthodox, compared to our other (metaphor bound) anthologies. Instead of focusing on poetic imagery or symbolic interactionism, this collection follows its title quite literally; we are creating an anthology of poems and prose which are solely titled after songs that are named after places. Writers are encouraged to suggest a song title to be paired to their piece, but the final call will be made by the Blue reading team. We are including a list of said songs below, and pieces can be written as a response to a song (meaning after already having listened) or can be paired with a song you haven't even heard of that our team draws a connection to. 

Our list of songs is subject to change and/or grow, but is currently: Harlem by New Politics, New York by St. Vincent, Manhattan by Sara Bareilles, Coney Island by Death Cab for Cutie, Boston by Augustana, Chicago by Sufjan Stevens, Alaska by Maggie Rogers, West Coast by Coconut Records, San Francisco by The Mowgli's, Berlin by New Politics, Munich by The Fray, Vienna by The Fray, Manchester by Nina Nesbitt, Paris by The Chainsmokers, Venice by The Lighthouse, Athens by Young Statues, Prague by Blaenavon, Amsterdam by Coldplay, Portugal by Walk the Moon, Moscow by Autoheart, Australia by The Shins, Glasglow by Catfish and the Bottlemen, Los Angeles by Nina Nesbitt, Upper West Side by King Princess, Atlantis by Seafret, and Cornelia Street by Taylor Swift.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
.
We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
.
This anthology is open to ALL creative mediums, including poetry, prose, confessions, photos, digital art, unsent letters or texts, etc.
.
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
.
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
.
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
.
SOFT PRINT DATE: April, 2020
.
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
.
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences.
.
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe.
.
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
  .
We are so excited to announce our fourth anthology, tentatively titled: “I miss you everywhere”. This collection is a bit unorthodox, compared to our other (metaphor bound) anthologies. Instead of focusing on poetic imagery or symbolic interactionism, this collection follows its title quite literally; we are creating an anthology of poems and prose which are solely titled after songs that are named after places. Writers are encouraged to suggest a song title to be paired to their piece, but the final call will be made by the Blue reading team. We are including a list of said songs below, and pieces can be written as a response to a song (meaning after already having listened) or can be paired with a song you haven't even heard of that our team draws a connection to. 

Our list of songs is subject to change and/or grow, but is currently: Harlem by New Politics, New York by St. Vincent, Manhattan by Sara Bareilles, Coney Island by Death Cab for Cutie, Boston by Augustana, Chicago by Sufjan Stevens, Alaska by Maggie Rogers, West Coast by Coconut Records, San Francisco by The Mowgli's, Berlin by New Politics, Munich by The Fray, Vienna by The Fray, Manchester by Nina Nesbitt, Paris by The Chainsmokers, Venice by The Lighthouse, Athens by Young Statues, Prague by Blaenavon, Amsterdam by Coldplay, Portugal by Walk the Moon, Moscow by Autoheart, Australia by The Shins, Glasglow by Catfish and the Bottlemen, Los Angeles by Nina Nesbitt, Upper West Side by King Princess, Atlantis by Seafret, and Cornelia Street by Taylor Swift.
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THIS IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY.
  .
We are offering a prize of $100 for the winning cover artist / photographer & $10 for every accepted piece.
  .
All contributors will be required to sign a brief contract which grants Blue exclusive First World English Rights and First World Electronic Rights.
  .
All submissions must be previously unpublished; we will consider work that has been on social media IF it has since been deleted or archived.
  .
Enclose a brief third person bio, your pronouns, & how you specifically relate to Blue as an lgbtq women or nonbinary individual in the email body (we care more about what makes you angry or hopeful or sad than previous publications for said cover letter).
  .
SOFT PRINT DATE: March, 2020
  .
Submissions should include 1-3 photos in a single document, depending on the price option you selected.
  .
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

Ends on $5.00 - 25.00
$5.00 - 25.00

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
Submissions should include 2-10 poems in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
Submissions should include 1-3 photos in a single document, depending on the price option you selected. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if you with no consequences
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on $5.00 - 25.00
$5.00 - 25.00

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
Submissions should include 2-10 poems in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on $5.00 - 25.00
$5.00 - 25.00

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.
Submissions should include 2-10 poems in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.
The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if there were no consequences
The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe
The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on $15.00
$15.00

 

We want every unsent text you wish you were brave enough to send. Consider this an open phone plan.

Below is a snippet from our editor-in-chief; it includes a list of things we're always interested in reading more about, primarily feelings and ideas that excite & break us like waves against the shore.

GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts, when a heart breaks does it echo, Boston accents, smiling into a kiss, New York, the state almost touching it just as much as I’m never touching you, empty spaces that make me choke, bright, half hideous stuffed animals won from claw machines, that moment when someone smiles + they put their hand over the camera lens, wishing I could make out with my phone and somehow transfer it like a Venmo, throwing dumb shit across my room to feel in control, eating Cheetos and nothing else all day, more alcohol, not remembering anything about that dream except knowing you were in it, pining, standing in the pool for hours and not moving, music videos in my head spilling out onto pavement, colored smoke, hazy boundaries, lines that slip like Crayola chalk in the rain, touching myself and wishing it was you instead, screaming sounds instead of words bc what do I even say, begging for a release bc this body can’t hold it all in, every single “I love you” + “I’m sorry” + “do you think we will ever be able to work” + all the in-betweens, a compilation of snapchat messages + insta DMs + texts + Spotify songs played right when you log on just in case you’re still watching me + the day we first met, digitalized 4ever, heartbeats sent through iMessage, voice memos recorded at 3 am & never sent to you but sometimes played back to myself years later to remind these fangs that there was a time I still fucking cared about something [anything], fisticuffs, friends to enemies to lovers to emotional tag as an Olympic sport, concentrated want like orange juice but it hurts more when I swallow, unobtainable vulnerability, balloons after a party when they fall really slowly and it’s like watching you leave all over again but in slow motion [funny bc you’re always running], birthday cake, 6 years of cards, candles which remind me of fire, remind me of your hands, remind me of that Buffy episode where she & Spike fuck & the whole goddamn house falls to the ground, absence, missing flights, missing chances, + missing you 

Multimedia, nontraditional, and experimental collections are encouraged but not required.

Storm of Blue Press is by & for women & nonbinary people. In your cover letter, please highlight the connection you personally have with the lgbtq community and with being a woman or nonbinary. We discourage third person bios with a string of publications and no personal connection. At Blue, it doesn't matter where you've been previously published (although it's really cool to meet those familiar with our friends of course). Bios can instead be built around unique aspects of your presence, and even include non-writing related attributes. Who do you fight for? What makes you angry, mad, or passionate? Who do you love and why? What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you? Favorite food, dogs or cats, tiny, microscopic details you don't think anyone cares about... [spoiler alert: we care a lot]. Choose some of the above prompts or create your own, but please remain original, authentic, and unapologetically yourself. 

We charge a small $15 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. If you can't afford our reading fee, you can request a waiver through stormofblue.lit@gmail.com

Submissions should range from 5-25 pages in a single document, excluding your cover, title page, table of contents, etc. Collections of 15-50 pages can be submitted under our chapbook form, and collections over 50 pages can be submitted under our poetry collection form. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, lesphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

 

We want every unsent text you wish you were brave enough to send. Consider this an open phone plan.

Below is a snippet from our editor-in-chief; it includes a list of things we're always interested in reading more about, primarily feelings and ideas that excite & break us like waves against the shore.

GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts, when a heart breaks does it echo, Boston accents, smiling into a kiss, New York, the state almost touching it just as much as I’m never touching you, empty spaces that make me choke, bright, half hideous stuffed animals won from claw machines, that moment when someone smiles + they put their hand over the camera lens, wishing I could make out with my phone and somehow transfer it like a Venmo, throwing dumb shit across my room to feel in control, eating Cheetos and nothing else all day, more alcohol, not remembering anything about that dream except knowing you were in it, pining, standing in the pool for hours and not moving, music videos in my head spilling out onto pavement, colored smoke, hazy boundaries, lines that slip like Crayola chalk in the rain, touching myself and wishing it was you instead, screaming sounds instead of words bc what do I even say, begging for a release bc this body can’t hold it all in, every single “I love you” + “I’m sorry” + “do you think we will ever be able to work” + all the in-betweens, a compilation of snapchat messages + insta DMs + texts + Spotify songs played right when you log on just in case you’re still watching me + the day we first met, digitalized 4ever, heartbeats sent through iMessage, voice memos recorded at 3 am & never sent to you but sometimes played back to myself years later to remind these fangs that there was a time I still fucking cared about something [anything], fisticuffs, friends to enemies to lovers to emotional tag as an Olympic sport, concentrated want like orange juice but it hurts more when I swallow, unobtainable vulnerability, balloons after a party when they fall really slowly and it’s like watching you leave all over again but in slow motion [funny bc you’re always running], birthday cake, 6 years of cards, candles which remind me of fire, remind me of your hands, remind me of that Buffy episode where she & Spike fuck & the whole goddamn house falls to the ground, absence, missing flights, missing chances, + missing you 

Multimedia, nontraditional, and experimental collections are encouraged but not required.

Storm of Blue Press is by & for women & nonbinary people. In your cover letter, please highlight the connection you personally have with the lgbtq community and with being a woman or nonbinary. We discourage third person bios with a string of publications and no personal connection. At Blue, it doesn't matter where you've been previously published (although it's really cool to meet those familiar with our friends of course). Bios can instead be built around unique aspects of your presence, and even include non-writing related attributes. Who do you fight for? What makes you angry, mad, or passionate? Who do you love and why? What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you? Favorite food, dogs or cats, tiny, microscopic details you don't think anyone cares about... [spoiler alert: we care a lot]. Choose some of the above prompts or create your own, but please remain original, authentic, and unapologetically yourself. 

We charge a small $15 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. If you can't afford our reading fee, you can request a waiver through stormofblue.lit@gmail.com

Submissions should range from 5-25 pages in a single document, excluding your cover, title page, table of contents, etc. Collections of 15-50 pages can be submitted under our chapbook form, and collections over 50 pages can be submitted under our poetry collection form. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, lesphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

 

We want every unsent text you wish you were brave enough to send. Consider this an open phone plan.

Below is a snippet from our editor-in-chief; it includes a list of things we're always interested in reading more about, primarily feelings and ideas that excite & break us like waves against the shore.

GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts, when a heart breaks does it echo, Boston accents, smiling into a kiss, New York, the state almost touching it just as much as I’m never touching you, empty spaces that make me choke, bright, half hideous stuffed animals won from claw machines, that moment when someone smiles + they put their hand over the camera lens, wishing I could make out with my phone and somehow transfer it like a Venmo, throwing dumb shit across my room to feel in control, eating Cheetos and nothing else all day, more alcohol, not remembering anything about that dream except knowing you were in it, pining, standing in the pool for hours and not moving, music videos in my head spilling out onto pavement, colored smoke, hazy boundaries, lines that slip like Crayola chalk in the rain, touching myself and wishing it was you instead, screaming sounds instead of words bc what do I even say, begging for a release bc this body can’t hold it all in, every single “I love you” + “I’m sorry” + “do you think we will ever be able to work” + all the in-betweens, a compilation of snapchat messages + insta DMs + texts + Spotify songs played right when you log on just in case you’re still watching me + the day we first met, digitalized 4ever, heartbeats sent through iMessage, voice memos recorded at 3 am & never sent to you but sometimes played back to myself years later to remind these fangs that there was a time I still fucking cared about something [anything], fisticuffs, friends to enemies to lovers to emotional tag as an Olympic sport, concentrated want like orange juice but it hurts more when I swallow, unobtainable vulnerability, balloons after a party when they fall really slowly and it’s like watching you leave all over again but in slow motion [funny bc you’re always running], birthday cake, 6 years of cards, candles which remind me of fire, remind me of your hands, remind me of that Buffy episode where she & Spike fuck & the whole goddamn house falls to the ground, absence, missing flights, missing chances, + missing you 

Multimedia, nontraditional, and experimental collections are encouraged but not required.

Storm of Blue Press is by & for women & nonbinary people. In your cover letter, please highlight the connection you personally have with the lgbtq community and with being a woman or nonbinary. We discourage third person bios with a string of publications and no personal connection. At Blue, it doesn't matter where you've been previously published (although it's really cool to meet those familiar with our friends of course). Bios can instead be built around unique aspects of your presence, and even include non-writing related attributes. Who do you fight for? What makes you angry, mad, or passionate? Who do you love and why? What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you? Favorite food, dogs or cats, tiny, microscopic details you don't think anyone cares about... [spoiler alert: we care a lot]. Choose some of the above prompts or create your own, but please remain original, authentic, and unapologetically yourself. 

We charge a small $20 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. If you can't afford our reading fee, you can request a waiver through stormofblue.lit@gmail.com

Submissions should range from 15-50 pages in a single document, excluding your cover, title page, table of contents, etc. Collections under 15 pages can be submitted under our micro chapbook form, and collections over 50 pages can be submitted under our poetry collection form. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, lesphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on $20.00
$20.00

 

We want every unsent text you wish you were brave enough to send. Consider this an open phone plan.

Below is a snippet from our editor-in-chief; it includes a list of things we're always interested in reading more about, primarily feelings and ideas that excite & break us like waves against the shore.

GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts, when a heart breaks does it echo, Boston accents, smiling into a kiss, New York, the state almost touching it just as much as I’m never touching you, empty spaces that make me choke, bright, half hideous stuffed animals won from claw machines, that moment when someone smiles + they put their hand over the camera lens, wishing I could make out with my phone and somehow transfer it like a Venmo, throwing dumb shit across my room to feel in control, eating Cheetos and nothing else all day, more alcohol, not remembering anything about that dream except knowing you were in it, pining, standing in the pool for hours and not moving, music videos in my head spilling out onto pavement, colored smoke, hazy boundaries, lines that slip like Crayola chalk in the rain, touching myself and wishing it was you instead, screaming sounds instead of words bc what do I even say, begging for a release bc this body can’t hold it all in, every single “I love you” + “I’m sorry” + “do you think we will ever be able to work” + all the in-betweens, a compilation of snapchat messages + insta DMs + texts + Spotify songs played right when you log on just in case you’re still watching me + the day we first met, digitalized 4ever, heartbeats sent through iMessage, voice memos recorded at 3 am & never sent to you but sometimes played back to myself years later to remind these fangs that there was a time I still fucking cared about something [anything], fisticuffs, friends to enemies to lovers to emotional tag as an Olympic sport, concentrated want like orange juice but it hurts more when I swallow, unobtainable vulnerability, balloons after a party when they fall really slowly and it’s like watching you leave all over again but in slow motion [funny bc you’re always running], birthday cake, 6 years of cards, candles which remind me of fire, remind me of your hands, remind me of that Buffy episode where she & Spike fuck & the whole goddamn house falls to the ground, absence, missing flights, missing chances, + missing you 

Multimedia, nontraditional, and experimental collections are encouraged but not required.

Storm of Blue Press is by & for women & nonbinary people. In your cover letter, please highlight the connection you personally have with the lgbtq community and with being a woman or nonbinary. We discourage third person bios with a string of publications and no personal connection. At Blue, it doesn't matter where you've been previously published (although it's really cool to meet those familiar with our friends of course). Bios can instead be built around unique aspects of your presence, and even include non-writing related attributes. Who do you fight for? What makes you angry, mad, or passionate? Who do you love and why? What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you? Favorite food, dogs or cats, tiny, microscopic details you don't think anyone cares about... [spoiler alert: we care a lot]. Choose some of the above prompts or create your own, but please remain original, authentic, and unapologetically yourself. 

We charge a small $20 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. If you can't afford our reading fee, you can request a waiver through stormofblue.lit@gmail.com

Submissions should range from 15-50 pages in a single document, excluding your cover, title page, table of contents, etc. Collections under 15 pages can be submitted under our micro chapbook form, and collections over 50 pages can be submitted under our poetry collection form. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, lesphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

We want every unsent text you wish you were brave enough to send. Consider this an open phone plan.


Below is a snippet from our editor-in-chief; it includes a list of things we're always interested in reading more about, primarily feelings and ideas that excite & break us like waves against the shore.


GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts, when a heart breaks does it echo, Boston accents, smiling into a kiss, New York, the state almost touching it just as much as I’m never touching you, empty spaces that make me choke, bright, half hideous stuffed animals won from claw machines, that moment when someone smiles + they put their hand over the camera lens, wishing I could make out with my phone and somehow transfer it like a Venmo, throwing dumb shit across my room to feel in control, eating Cheetos and nothing else all day, more alcohol, not remembering anything about that dream except knowing you were in it, pining, standing in the pool for hours and not moving, music videos in my head spilling out onto pavement, colored smoke, hazy boundaries, lines that slip like Crayola chalk in the rain, touching myself and wishing it was you instead, screaming sounds instead of words bc what do I even say, begging for a release bc this body can’t hold it all in, every single “I love you” + “I’m sorry” + “do you think we will ever be able to work” + all the in-betweens, a compilation of snapchat messages + insta DMs + texts + Spotify songs played right when you log on just in case you’re still watching me + the day we first met, digitalized 4ever, heartbeats sent through iMessage, voice memos recorded at 3 am & never sent to you but sometimes played back to myself years later to remind these fangs that there was a time I still fucking cared about something [anything], fisticuffs, friends to enemies to lovers to emotional tag as an Olympic sport, concentrated want like orange juice but it hurts more when I swallow, unobtainable vulnerability, balloons after a party when they fall really slowly and it’s like watching you leave all over again but in slow motion [funny bc you’re always running], birthday cake, 6 years of cards, candles which remind me of fire, remind me of your hands, remind me of that Buffy episode where she & Spike fuck & the whole goddamn house falls to the ground, absence, missing flights, missing chances, + missing you 


Multimedia, nontraditional, and experimental collections are encouraged but not required.


Storm of Blue Press is by & for women & nonbinary people. In your cover letter, please highlight the connection you personally have with the lgbtq community and with being a woman or nonbinary. We discourage third person bios with a string of publications and no personal connection. At Blue, it doesn't matter where you've been previously published (although it's really cool to meet those familiar with our friends of course). Bios can instead be built around unique aspects of your presence, and even include non-writing related attributes. Who do you fight for? What makes you angry, mad, or passionate? Who do you love and why? What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you? Favorite food, dogs or cats, tiny, microscopic details you don't think anyone cares about... [spoiler alert: we care a lot]. Choose some of the above prompts or create your own, but please remain original, authentic, and unapologetically yourself. 


We charge a small $20 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. If you can't afford our reading fee, you can request a waiver through stormofblue.lit@gmail.com


Submissions should range from 15-50 pages in a single document, excluding your cover, title page, table of contents, etc. Collections under 15 pages can be submitted under our micro chapbook form, and collections over 50 pages can be submitted under our poetry collection form. 


Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 


As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world. 


Homophobia, lesphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on $25.00
$25.00

 

We want every unsent text you wish you were brave enough to send. Consider this an open phone plan.

Below is a snippet from our editor-in-chief; it includes a list of things we're always interested in reading more about, primarily feelings and ideas that excite & break us like waves against the shore.

GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts, when a heart breaks does it echo, Boston accents, smiling into a kiss, New York, the state almost touching it just as much as I’m never touching you, empty spaces that make me choke, bright, half hideous stuffed animals won from claw machines, that moment when someone smiles + they put their hand over the camera lens, wishing I could make out with my phone and somehow transfer it like a Venmo, throwing dumb shit across my room to feel in control, eating Cheetos and nothing else all day, more alcohol, not remembering anything about that dream except knowing you were in it, pining, standing in the pool for hours and not moving, music videos in my head spilling out onto pavement, colored smoke, hazy boundaries, lines that slip like Crayola chalk in the rain, touching myself and wishing it was you instead, screaming sounds instead of words bc what do I even say, begging for a release bc this body can’t hold it all in, every single “I love you” + “I’m sorry” + “do you think we will ever be able to work” + all the in-betweens, a compilation of snapchat messages + insta DMs + texts + Spotify songs played right when you log on just in case you’re still watching me + the day we first met, digitalized 4ever, heartbeats sent through iMessage, voice memos recorded at 3 am & never sent to you but sometimes played back to myself years later to remind these fangs that there was a time I still fucking cared about something [anything], fisticuffs, friends to enemies to lovers to emotional tag as an Olympic sport, concentrated want like orange juice but it hurts more when I swallow, unobtainable vulnerability, balloons after a party when they fall really slowly and it’s like watching you leave all over again but in slow motion [funny bc you’re always running], birthday cake, 6 years of cards, candles which remind me of fire, remind me of your hands, remind me of that Buffy episode where she & Spike fuck & the whole goddamn house falls to the ground, absence, missing flights, missing chances, + missing you 

Multimedia, nontraditional, and experimental collections are encouraged but not required.

Storm of Blue Press is by & for women & nonbinary people. In your cover letter, please highlight the connection you personally have with the lgbtq community and with being a woman or nonbinary. We discourage third person bios with a string of publications and no personal connection. At Blue, it doesn't matter where you've been previously published (although it's really cool to meet those familiar with our friends of course). Bios can instead be built around unique aspects of your presence, and even include non-writing related attributes. Who do you fight for? What makes you angry, mad, or passionate? Who do you love and why? What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you? Favorite food, dogs or cats, tiny, microscopic details you don't think anyone cares about... [spoiler alert: we care a lot]. Choose some of the above prompts or create your own, but please remain original, authentic, and unapologetically yourself. 

We charge a small $25 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. If you can't afford our reading fee, you can request a waiver through stormofblue.lit@gmail.com

Include a cover letter, detailing your artistic vision and goals, the backstory of what your book means to you personally, previous publications if any, and a brief, third person author bio with your social media handles. Please include your FINAL PROOF in both a pdf form and word doc via attachments. 

We encourage creative freedom, so there is no maximum length for manuscript submissions. However, collections under 15 pages can be submitted under our micro chapbook form, and collections under 50 pages can be submitted under our chapbook form.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world.

Homophobia, lesphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

 

We want every unsent text you wish you were brave enough to send. Consider this an open phone plan.

Below is a snippet from our editor-in-chief; it includes a list of things we're always interested in reading more about, primarily feelings and ideas that excite & break us like waves against the shore.

GIRLS, electric loss, pink + blue + neon colors, unsent text messages + sent ones that blink back as read, vodka, dancing in the street at night, sloppy mouths, the day after, regret, plastic flamingo lights, 4:17 am, ruined cuticles, murmuring both ends of a conversation because I find myself talking to you through every orgasm, bathroom sinks, whole foods green hair, rewriting texts 6 different times bc I can’t bear to mess this up, pink drinks, glow in the dark stars, taking hours to fall asleep because it’s so easy to picture you sprawled out against this warm body, crying over “Someone Great” on Netflix, blaming everything on astrology, or timing, or me over you, sunsets, drinking just for an excuse to spill my guts, when a heart breaks does it echo, Boston accents, smiling into a kiss, New York, the state almost touching it just as much as I’m never touching you, empty spaces that make me choke, bright, half hideous stuffed animals won from claw machines, that moment when someone smiles + they put their hand over the camera lens, wishing I could make out with my phone and somehow transfer it like a Venmo, throwing dumb shit across my room to feel in control, eating Cheetos and nothing else all day, more alcohol, not remembering anything about that dream except knowing you were in it, pining, standing in the pool for hours and not moving, music videos in my head spilling out onto pavement, colored smoke, hazy boundaries, lines that slip like Crayola chalk in the rain, touching myself and wishing it was you instead, screaming sounds instead of words bc what do I even say, begging for a release bc this body can’t hold it all in, every single “I love you” + “I’m sorry” + “do you think we will ever be able to work” + all the in-betweens, a compilation of snapchat messages + insta DMs + texts + Spotify songs played right when you log on just in case you’re still watching me + the day we first met, digitalized 4ever, heartbeats sent through iMessage, voice memos recorded at 3 am & never sent to you but sometimes played back to myself years later to remind these fangs that there was a time I still fucking cared about something [anything], fisticuffs, friends to enemies to lovers to emotional tag as an Olympic sport, concentrated want like orange juice but it hurts more when I swallow, unobtainable vulnerability, balloons after a party when they fall really slowly and it’s like watching you leave all over again but in slow motion [funny bc you’re always running], birthday cake, 6 years of cards, candles which remind me of fire, remind me of your hands, remind me of that Buffy episode where she & Spike fuck & the whole goddamn house falls to the ground, absence, missing flights, missing chances, + missing you 

Multimedia, nontraditional, and experimental collections are encouraged but not required.

Storm of Blue Press is by & for women & nonbinary people. In your cover letter, please highlight the connection you personally have with the lgbtq community and with being a woman or nonbinary. We discourage third person bios with a string of publications and no personal connection. At Blue, it doesn't matter where you've been previously published (although it's really cool to meet those familiar with our friends of course). Bios can instead be built around unique aspects of your presence, and even include non-writing related attributes. Who do you fight for? What makes you angry, mad, or passionate? Who do you love and why? What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you? Favorite food, dogs or cats, tiny, microscopic details you don't think anyone cares about... [spoiler alert: we care a lot]. Choose some of the above prompts or create your own, but please remain original, authentic, and unapologetically yourself. 

We charge a small $25 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. If you can't afford our reading fee, you can request a waiver through stormofblue.lit@gmail.com

Include a cover letter, detailing your artistic vision and goals, the backstory of what your book means to you personally, previous publications if any, and a brief, third person author bio with your social media handles. Please include your FINAL PROOF in both a pdf form and word doc via attachments. 

We encourage creative freedom, so there is no maximum length for manuscript submissions. However, collections under 15 pages can be submitted under our micro chapbook form, and collections under 50 pages can be submitted under our chapbook form.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world.

Homophobia, lesphobia, biphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

Include a cover letter, detailing your artistic vision and goals, the backstory of what your book means to you personally, previous publications if any, and a brief, third person author bio with your social media handles. Please include your FINAL PROOF in both a pdf form and word doc via attachments. 

We charge a small $25 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. Said fee will revert back to the author if their manuscript is accepted for publication. 

We encourage creative freedom, so there is no maximum length for manuscript submissions. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world. By women, for women (and nonbinary individuals). Thank you.

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

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