We consider submissions of prose and poetry for our regular issues once a year. No more than ten pages of poetry or thirty pages of prose should be submitted at a time. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. Manuscripts should be in 12 point type, with one-inch margins on one side of 8.5" x 11" white paper. Prose should be double-spaced. Poetry may be single-spaced.


To ensure a response to hard copy submission, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Affix sufficient postage if you wish to have your work returned.


Please do not send your only copy of your writing, we will not be responsible for lost or damaged manuscripts.

Send your submission and contact information (mailing address, phone, and email) to:

Bamboo Ridge Press
P.O. Box 61781
Honolulu, Hawaii 96839-1781


Now accepting electronic submissions via email! Here's how:

  • Subject line should read "Submission, [your last name]"
  • Please copy & paste your piece into the body of your email. NO attachments will be opened.
  • Include author name, byline if different, and contact information.

While we will continue to accept submissions via regular mail, we prefer email.


Send to: BRPsubmissions@gmail[dot]com


PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently considering book manuscripts. Also, we strongly suggest that, before submitting, writers read current or back issues of BAMBOO RIDGE. Copies are available at bookstores, libraries, or may be purchased through this website.