The Glass Lyre editing team considers full-length and chapbook poetry manuscripts.
- Full length poetry collections and chapbooks will be considered.
- A ten-point evaluation system is used to select manuscripts. Manuscripts which score 8 points and above are considered for publication.
- Manuscripts should be well-ordered and cohesive, comprising of beautifully crafted language, a balance of styles and forms, and work that is fresh and impactful.
- Simultaneous and multiple submissions are permitted but please inform us immediately upon the acceptance of your manuscript by another publisher.
- While we encourage the inclusion of work previously published in a journal or anthology, we prefer not to include entire works already published as chapbooks, or a portion of another book. Please limit up to 6 poems from a previous publication.
Submission Schedule & Reading Fees
|Jan 15th - February 28th
|March 15th - April 31st
||GLP Full-Lengths (Max 90 pages)
| May 15th - June 30th
|August 15th - September 30th
||GLP Chapbooks (Max 35 pages)
Please send your reading fee via Paypal:
Checks may be sent to:
- Glass Lyre Press, LLC.
- P.O. Box 2693
- Glenview, IL 60025
- Read the author checklist below before submitting.
- Electronic submissions are strongly preferred.
- We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within 3-4 weeks.
- We will contact you regarding the status of your submission by the end of the submitting period.
- Email with author’s full name in subject line, followed by manuscript title.
- Confirmation number of PayPal reading/entry fee transaction.
- Cover letter with author’s contact information.
- Attached bio note of under 250 words, and prior publication credits for poems/stories from the manuscript, if possible.
- Attached manuscript file in a PDF, Word .doc or .docx, or .txt format.
- Email to Submission Editors: Editor@GlassLyrePress.com
After a manuscript has been accepted for publication
- A letter of acceptance along with an author contract and information will be mailed out.
- After the signed contract is returned, the author will have a chance to look over the manuscript before final submission to layout. The author will be informed when production will begin on the book when prior projects in queue are cleared.
- The author should have at least one book blurb written by a well published writer, editor, or critic for the back cover.
- The layout department will contact the author with a galley for corrections, and an electronic proof will be sent to the author for final approval before printing.
- GLP will announce the book launch and promote it when first released, but the author is responsible for any further promotion, marketing, and sales.
- Upon request, Glass Lyre will send authors their annual sales record as provided by the distributor.
- Authors get 10 free books and 25-40% discount on additional copies but no royalties. However, after a book sells 500 copies (including discounted author orders) its author receives 10% royalty of list price for subsequent copies.
- Please note:
Glass Lyre is a print on demand press that uses Lightning Source Ingram for printing. Lightning Source supports a CMYK color model and offers matte and glossy finish for covers, cream and white for interiors. Ingram distributes to various vendors worldwide, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Glass Lyre is NOT responsible for pricing fluctuations, sales rankings, and availability issues from individual vendors. However, authors and customers may purchase books and journals directly from Glass Lyre Press.