Swimming with Elephants Publications

an independent, not for profit, publishing agent focusing on supporting the working author and non-profit organizations

Call for Submissions


Publisher LogoWould you like to broaden your audience? Do you want to show off a little collection of your best writing? Maybe you have a collection of different genres you would like to see published together Or you have an upcoming tour your would like to advertise.

Swimming with Elephants Publications can help.

Beginning January 2017, we are going to try something new on our website. Each month we will feature a writer and a small selection of their writing. We are open to poetry, short stories, memoir, essays, etc. or any combination of these genres. We would also include a short interview and/or bio.

Our hopes is that this would enable writers to promote their work and expand their audience, as well as promote upcoming projects, tours, and events.

Please submit:

  • Poetry – up to 5
  • Short Stories – up to 3 (3000 words max for each story)
  • Memoir – up to 3 (3000 words max for each)
  • Essays – up to 3 (3000 words max for each essay)
  • If you would like to submit a combination of genres, submit at least three and no more than five polished pieces
    • A combination of genres on the same theme would be neat

Publisher LogoGuidelines:

  • Submit to swimwithelephants@gmail.com
  • Place “Feature Writer Submission LastName” in the subject line
  • Submit all writing in one WORD file
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your submission indicating what your goals are for being a monthly feature.
  • Youtube videos may accompany your works (this may be especially helpful with performance poetry) – Just include the link in your cover letter
  • Include personal bio which includes current projects for 2017
  • Include an author pic
  • We will consider simultaneous submissions as well as work that has been previously published, please include previous publication credit if applicable.
  • You may include artwork or photography (jpeg preferred) to accompany your written submission
  • If there is a specific month in which you would like to feature (ie Your tour starts in March so you would like to be featured in February), please indicated
  • If you have any questions please contact us at swimwithelephants@gmail.com


  • Our first submission group will run from December 15-January 30. We hope to pick our first 6 features from this group (January – June).
  • If the project is successful, our second submission group will run from May to June. Stay tuned.

3 thoughts on “Call for Submissions

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