1.) Send a full manuscript – hard copy and email are accepted. Please make sure manuscript is 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.


You can e-mail us your complete manuscript, in .PDF format only to: [email protected] 

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.