Graywolf Press is a literary press that publishes about thirty books annually, mostly collections of poetry, memoir, essays, novels, and short stories. Our editors are looking for high quality literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that combine a distinct voice with a distinct vision.


Graywolf Lab is an online platform for interdisciplinary conversations and new writing hosted by Graywolf Press. Each Lab starts by gathering a small group of artists for a virtual roundtable discussing a theme. Over several months, we invite responses to that conversation from more artists, writers, and thinkers.

We are accepting contributions to our first theme, Time. We’re looking for short fiction, essays, and poems originally in English or in translation, as well as short visual, graphic, multimedia, multidisciplinary, and interactive pieces that engage with the work already posted under the theme. We’re open to all kinds of engagements and with anything on Lab, and are particularly interested in illustrations or images that directly respond to Lab features. If a submission shows no familiarity or engagement with Lab, it will most likely not be accepted. You can check out Lab at

For prose pieces, please submit up to 2000 words; you can submit up to 3 poems in one submission. Works of audio or video should be up to 5 minutes. We’re looking for previously unpublished work; if aspects of a submission are available elsewhere (e.g., text from a multimedia piece), please specify this in your submission materials.

Please send only one piece; if you submit multiple pieces, we will consider the first. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as the submission is withdrawn if accepted elsewhere. 

Graywolf Lab will pay $100 for any accepted submission.

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