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.

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Graywolf publishes 2-3 translations a year across the genres of poetry and fiction.

Please upload your manuscript of translated poetry (minimum 50 pages) as one document, if possible, either as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Up to three files are allowed. 

Submissions must include a cover letter, brief biographies of both yourself and the writer you're translating, and relevant publishing history.

Poets may only submit one manuscript in each category.

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Graywolf publishes around ten collections of poetry, including one or two collections of poetry in translation, and one or two collections of essays on poetry each year. Our list focuses on contemporary poets, contemporary translators, and contemporary perspectives on craft. We very rarely publish poetry anthologies.

When submitting, please upload your finished, book-length manuscript (at least 50 pages) as a Word document (either .doc or .docx). PDFs are allowable if you have formatting integral to the work that you wish to preserve. Include a cover letter in the provided field. Please make sure it contains contact information, relevant biographical information, a brief description of the manuscript, and relevant previous publication history (cover letter and biographical information do not count towards total page count). Preferably, manuscripts should be single-spaced and in a twelve-point font.

Poets may only submit one manuscript in each category.