Swimming with Elephants Publications

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC 

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC  (SwEP) is an independent, not for profit press focusing on supporting the working poet and non-profit organizations. Based in Albuquerque, NM, we work within our local community along with international authors and artists to create a plethora of publications which promote poets of a variety of genres and styles. We also attempt to bring awareness to various social issues and public concerns through topical anthologies. 

With over 75 publications under our belt, SwEP works hard to represent our authors and create publications of which our authors are proud. Click here to view our amazing catalog of publications. 

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC  hosts a yearly Chapbook Open Call to find new voices. Our Open Call for Chapbooks runs between October and December of each year. Our next Chapbook Open Call will be in October 2020. 

We regularly publish our Weekly Write on our website.  An open call for submissions for the 2020 Weekly Writes and Anthology began in October 2019 and will close on February 1, 2020.  Click here to see our weekly features of poetry and short prose.

Please see the list of open calls below to see what we are currently seeking.

We do charge a submission fee. To find out why: Click Here.

Please visit our website to learn more about our goals, calls for submissions, and the poets we represent. Check out some of our publications to see if we are good fit for your writing, then polish up your best pieces to submit.

Swimming with Elephants Publications