Blue Cactus Press


Type Of Organization
Press
Phone
(253) 257-8226
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Blue Cactus Press is a micro-publisher based out of Tacoma, Washington. We value community involvement in the arts and collaboration. We’re particularly interested in poetry, short-stories and essays that shed light on the under-currents of our shared human experience, including depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, morality, etc.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Christina Butcher
Contact Title
Publisher
Contact Email
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Representative Authors
Kellie Richardson, Samuel Snoek-Brown, Michael Haeflinger
Submissions Policy
We’re on the hunt for full-length non-fiction manuscripts (poetry and essays included) by women, transgender and gender-nonconforming People of Color. We’re particularly interested in works that inspire dialogue about the undercurrents of the shared human experience. Please include a cover letter with your manuscript, addressing how your work connects to our mission statement, recurring themes in your creative work, and what you hope to accomplish via publication. Send your cover letter and manuscript to bluecactuspress (at) gmail (dot) com. *Manuscripts should be sent in Microsoft word (.doc or .docx) format, in 12 point, Times New Roman font. For prose, please ensure your work is double-spaced. For poetry, please send your work spaced/placed as it is intended to be read on the page. Our submission period will remain open until September 1, 2020. Submitted manuscripts will be considered for 2021 and 2022 publication. Please know: we will try our best to personally respond to your submission within three months of receiving your work. However, depending on the volume of submissions, we may not be able to. Lastly, we can’t wait to read your work, so just send it. Open your email, attach the files, and press the damn button.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
bluecactuspress.com/submissions/
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies
Reporting Time
09 - 12 months
Author Payments
royalties
Number Of Paid Staff
2
Year Founded
2017
Distributors
Small Press Distribution
Number Of Books Published Per Year
2-3
Titles In Print
Terrain, What Us Is, Low Static Rage, The Art of Naming My Pain, The Bedouin, There Are No False Alarms, Still Clutching Maps, There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, How to Overstay Your Welcome, There Must Be More Than This
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
45%
Paperback
70
Chapbook
30
Average Price Per Book
17.00
Average Price Per E-Book
10.00
Name
Christina Butcher
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