Tia Chucha Press is the publishing wing of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore. We only publish poetry at this time. We do full poetry manuscripts of more than 60 pages. We publish all types of poetic expression and are not bound by poetic style, form, school, or era. We only publish books that “knock us off our feet.” Please submit your best work — no fillers please: all poems must work. We are cross cultural — our poets have been Chicano, African American, Jamaican American, Native American, Irish American, Italian American, Korean American, Japanese American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and more. All ages, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, and spiritual persuasions are welcome.
1.) Send a full manuscript – hard copy only, no faxes or email attachments – in Roman type (no design elements please), flush left, one poem per page (although poems can go on for more than one page), 12 point font, more or less between 60 and 120 pages.
2.) Mail manuscript submissions to:
Luis J. Rodriguez
Editor, Tia Chucha Press
PO Box 328
San Fernando, CA 91341
Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like the manuscript returned. If not, your manuscript will be destroyed.
3.) We accept manuscripts year-round — there are no deadlines.
4.) No agents are necessary. We pull our books from manuscripts submitted, regardless of how they get to us.
5.) Please give the editors up to six months to respond.
6.) We only publish two books a year, and have had up to 200 manuscripts a year sent to us. It’s competitive, but worth it.
7.) Please inform us if your manuscript is being submitted to other publishers at the same time
8.) Our only criteria is literary merit. It also helps if you’ve had a strong list of previous publications in magazines, newspapers, books, and the Internet.