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Kallisto Gaia Press
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (254) 654-7205
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, some twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Formed as a Texas nonprofit in December 2016, Kallisto Gaia Press publishes The Ocotillo Review as a print only journal biannually (Winter & Summer). We acquired publication rights to the Texas Poetry Calendar from Dos Gatos Press. Our first issue of TPC is the 2019 calendar which released July of 2018. We received federal IRS nonprofit status in April of 2018. More information including our staff bios and mission statement can be found on our website: www.kallistogaiapressorg.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Tony Burnett
  • Contact title
    Managing Editor
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
  • Focus
    The Ocotillo Review strives to publish voices from underrepresented international communities alongside established writers.
  • Representative authors
    Kim Addonizio, Ottessa Moshfegh, Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Submissions policy
    We take unpublished Short fiction (1k-4.2k words), Poetry (up to 60 lines), Flash Fiction (up to 500 words), and Narrative Nonfiction (1k to 4k words) exclusively through Submittable. We charge a $3.00 reading fee. We compensate all authors we publish. Poems and Flash fiction pieces receive 25USD. Short Fiction and Narrative Nonfiction pieces receive 50USD. All payments outside the contiguous US are made through PayPal. We welcome all subject matter except erotica and hate speech. Our annual contests in poetry and short fiction pay $1000.00 to each winner and require a $20,00 entry fee. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
  • Reporting time
    04 - 18 weeks
  • Author Payments
  • Contests
    Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Award Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Award (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISSN Number
    1552-4698 & 2573-4113
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
    The Ocotillo Review, The Texas Poetry Calendar
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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