send us your best

For Gold Wake Live, the thrice-yearly online journal extension and soul-expansion of Gold Wake Press, please send us something/anything: we are interested in all genres, and will be happy to consider whatever you think we might like. Please do, though, keep it reasonable in length (5 poems/short prose, 1 long-ish piece of prose, no more than three sandwiches, etc.). Because we like you, we read year-round. Submit here.

Also because we like you, we will select one writer per issue to be “featured,” and this writer will receive a subscription to the upcoming year’s catalog of Gold Wake books. Yay!


For full-length books, Gold Wake holds two Open Reading periods per year, held in the fall and the spring, and open to full-length manuscripts in all genres. We do not charge a separate contest/submission fee—if you buy a Gold Wake book through Submittable, you get a free manuscript submission.

We select books exclusively through these Open Reading periods, and publish roughly 4-6 titles per year from the submissions we receive. If your book is selected, you can count on a positive, personal experience.