Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
We publish literary work in English, Spanish, and French. In addition, we sponsor annual contests for the best LGBTQ poem and the best short story. In alternate years, we have a contest for the best novel and the collection of poetry. We also publish art, essay, fiction, and poetry in our ejournal, ArLiJo.
Social Media Platforms Used
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Robert L. Giron
Editor in Chief
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
Recent Awards Received
Ohioana, Lambda Lit.Bk, ForeWord Mag, Eric Hoffer, Adirondack, San Francisco, London Bk Festival; National Best Bk.
John Domini, Tyler McMahon, Stephanie Miller
Query 1st w/ info re: the project; say if simultaneous submission. MSS sent per contests must follow the specific guidelines.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
3 - 4 months
royalties, cash, copies
Best LGBTQ poem, best Short Story, best novel, best poetry collection. www.givalpress.com or www.givalpress.submittable.com
Number Of Paid Staff
Ingram; Baker & Taylor; Whitaker
Number Of Books Published Per Year
Titles In Print
Average Price Per Book
Average Price Per E-Book
Robert L. Giron
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I established the press in 1998.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
I work with independent contractors and authors hired to judge our contests.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Don't address unknown editors on a first name basis. Keep your letters professional and behave in an ethical manner. Courtesy carries one more than you might expect.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We try our best to read all items and weed through them before we respond.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Good writing and work that fits our press's focus/mission.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read/visit our website before submitting work.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
My husband heard a radio caller say to Stephanie Miller that her book should be in print, not just as an ebook; we approached Stephanie Miller and we published her book.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
One who likes a story or poetry with good plot and characters mixed with an original voice.